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Toyota Makes Major Management Changes Reacting To Their Amazon-ation Of The Traditional Auto Industry Vision


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Management changes aim to:

  • Concentrate the capabilities of the Toyota Group companies and appoint the right people among a diversified workforce with high levels of expertise from within and outside Toyota to the right positions

  • Renew the roles of executive vice presidents, establish the new post of "fellow", and move forward the timing of executive changes to transform the roles and awareness of executives and to accelerate management oversight

  • Transform the company structure into one that makes possible decision-making close to customers and close to where the action takes place

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TOYOTA CITY, Japan - November 28, 2017: Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) plans to change its executive lineup and revise its organizational structure in January 2018 to further strengthen cooperation among companies of the Toyota Group and boost business innovation.

TMC, constantly aware that there is always a better way, has been ceaselessly innovating its executive and organizational structure to promote its overarching goal of making ever-better cars and the development of a diversified and talented workforce.

After introducing a regional-based management system in 2011 and a business unit system in 2013, TMC made substantial changes to its structure in April 2016 to create a company built around a product-based, rather than function-based, organization. Among efforts to actively boost business innovation in 2017, it established EV C.A. Spirit, a company that promotes development of basic structural technologies for electric vehicles through a business structure that is open to participation by other companies.

TMC has also been promoting appointment of the right people to the right positions in its executive lineup. Transcending practices of the past, efforts have included appointing its first non-Japanese executive vice president in 2015 and its first executive vice president with a technical-position background in 2017.

With the advance of electrification, automation, connectivity and other technologies, TMC believes the automotive industry has now entered a phase of "competition and coordination" that involves entities from other industries. To further strengthen cooperation among companies of the Toyota Group and boost business innovation, TMC has decided to change its executive lineup and revise its organizational structure in January 2018. Surrounded by changes of unprecedented speed and scale, TMC is aware it faces a "now or never" situation in which not a moment can be spared. In response, following the change to its executive lineup in April this year, TMC has made subsequent changes in June, August and November, as needed, and has decided to advance the timing of executive changes next year from the traditional April to January.


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"The automotive industry has entered an era of profound transformation, the likes of which come only once every 100 years," said TMC President Akio Toyoda. "Over the next 100 years, there is no guarantee that automobile manufacturers will continue to play leading roles in mobility. A crucial battle has begun―not one about winning or losing, but one about surviving or dying. We will pursue alliances with other companies and other industries. But, before that, it is essential that we concentrate the capabilities of the Toyota Group. Our coming structural change reflects our will that the Toyota Group will tackle this era of profound transformation. This change includes the appointment of people with high levels of expertise, regardless of time with the company or age and from the perspective of having the right people in the right places. This is an era in which the correct answers are unknown. Knowing that the customer comes first, we need to have people who understand the workplace well enough to lead with quick judgment, quick decisions and quick action through genchi genbutsu (on-site learning and problem-solving) as they see fit in response to all kinds of situations. To create forms of mobility to which people can feel intimately connected, and to be able to provide the freedom and joy of mobility to all people, everyone working for Toyota will unite in spirit and continuously take up new challenges," he added.

Main changes in planned revision of executive lineup and organizational structure
  1. Executive lineup
  • The executive lineup is to include people both inside and originally from outside the company with a high level of expertise, based on the principle of appointing the right people to the right positions, transcending practices of the past.
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    The executive lineup is to include people from within and outside the Toyota Group and is to feature greater diversity by including a female executive, additional non-Japanese executives and executives with technical-position backgrounds.
  1. Executive positioning
  • In addition to supporting the president, executive vice presidents, as executive officers, are to be positioned as chairpersons and presidents of TMC's in-house companies and as organizational-group chief officers to directly oversee their areas of responsibility, making them closer to TMC's customers, and to develop the next generation of TMC's human resources.
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    This is to encourage executives to play more-active roles.
  • The post of "fellow" is to be established for executives with a high level of expertise.
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    This is to widen the range of executive development.
  • Changes to the executive lineup are to be made in January, instead of April (to coincide with the timing of organizational changes).
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    This is to accelerate management oversight that is fully coordinated with the workplace.
  1. Changes in organizational structure
  • The corporate management-related divisions and the Business Planning & Operation business unit are to be restructured.
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    The corporate strategy function is to be reduced. (The Corporate Strategy Division and the Strategic Top Executive Meeting Office are to be restructured.)
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    This is to achieve operations that are rooted in each region. (Organizational entities in TMC responsible for overseas regional headquarters are to be restructured.)
  • The Japan Sales Business Group is to be restructured and based on regions rather than sales channels.
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    This is to allow actions that more-closely adhere to the needs of each region.
  • The TPS Group is to be newly created.
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    This is to consolidate the strengths of Toyota, with an aim to improve productivity in areas outside of production by promoting the Toyota Production System in such areas.
  1. Executive changes
  1. Changes to operating officers and fellow effective January 1, 2018
New executive vice presidents
Name Current title
Koji Kobayashi Vice chairman, member of the board, Denso Corporation
Shigeki Tomoyama Senior managing officer
Moritaka Yoshida Senior managing officer
New fellow
Name Current title
Gill A. Pratt CEO, Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
New senior managing officers
Name Current title
Kazuhiro Kobayashi Managing officer
Tetsuo Ogawa Managing officer
Satoshi Ogiso President, board of directors, Advics Co., Ltd.
Yoshihiro Sawa Managing officer
Masayoshi Shirayanagi Managing officer
New managing officers
Name Current title
Masashi Asakura Executive general manager
Shinji Miyamoto Executive general manager
Akihiro Fukutome Managing director, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Masamichi Okada Executive general manager
Toshimitsu Imai Executive officer, Toyota Tsusho Corporation
Naoki Ishii General manager, Government & Industrial Affairs Div., External Affairs & Public Affairs Group
Chika Kako Chief engineer, Lexus International Co.
Hiroaki Koda General manager, CV Management Div., CV Company
Masahiko Maeda Chief engineer, CV Company
Susumu Matsuda General manager, Marketing Div.
Jun Nagata General manager, Japan Sales Planning Div., Japan Sales Business Group
Yu Nishimura General manager, Purchasing Planning Div., Purchasing Group
Masahiro Yamaoka General manager, Public Affairs Div., External Affairs & Public Affairs Group
Executive vice president resigning post
Name
Osamu Nagata*

*Nagata will retain his role as a member of the board of directors

Senior managing officers resigning posts
Name
Keiji Masui
Hiroji Onishi
Tokuo Fukuichi
Kiyotaka Ise
Toshiyuki Mizushima
Tetsuya Otake
Managing officers resigning posts
Name
Riki Inuzuka
Shinya Kotera
Hiroyuki Fukui
Takashi Yamamoto
Takeshi Isogaya
Mark S. Templin
Toshiyuki Nishi
  1. Operating officers' areas of responsibility effective January 1, 2018
Executive vice presidents
♦ denotes change to responsibility (does not include organizational name changes)
Name Current New
Koji Kobayashi
  • Vice chairman, member of the board, Denso Corporation
  • Chief financial officer
  • Chief risk officer
Didier Leroy
  • Business Planning & Operation (president)
  • Chief competitive officer
  • Business Planning & Operation (president)
  • Chief competitive officer
Shigeki Terashi
  • Strategic Top Executive Meeting Office (secretary general)
  • Corporate Strategy Div.
  • Research Div.
  • Powertrain Company (chairman)
  • Chief risk officer
  • BR U.S. New JV Project Dept.
  • Advanced R&D and Engineering Company (president)
  • Powertrain Company (chairman)
  • Chief safety technology officer
Mitsuru Kawai
  • Plants (supervisor of plants across in-house companies)
  • Safety & Health Promotion Div.
  • Plants (supervisor of plants across in-house companies)
  • Safety & Health Promotion Div.
Shigeki Tomoyama
  • Business Development Group (chief officer)
  • External Affairs & Public Affairs Group
  • Information Systems Group (chief officer)
  • Connected Company (president)
  • GAZOO Racing Company (president)
  • Chief information security officer
  • TPS Group (chief officer)
  • Business Development Group (chief officer)
  • Information Systems Group (chief officer)
  • Connected Company (president)
  • GAZOO Racing Company (president)
  • Chief information security officer
Moritaka Yoshida
  • Corporate Strategy Div.
  • Mid-size Vehicle Company (president)
  • MS Body Design Div. (concurrent general manager)
  • TNGA Management Div.
  • Mid-size Vehicle Company (president)
Fellow
♦ denotes change to responsibility (does not include organizational name changes)
Name Current New
Gill A. Pratt
  • CEO, Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
  • CEO, Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
  • Advanced R&D and Engineering Company (fellow)
Senior managing officers
♦ denotes change to responsibility (does not include organizational name changes)
Name Current New
James E. Lentz
  • North America Region (CEO)
  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
  • North America Region (CEO)
  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Kazuhiro Miyauchi
  • Toyota Compact Car Company (president)
  • Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc.
  • Toyota Compact Car Company (president)
  • Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc.
Steve St.Angelo
  • Latin America & Caribbean Region (CEO)
  • Toyota Argentina S.A.
  • Toyota do Brasil LTDA.
  • Latin America & Caribbean Region (CEO)
  • Toyota Argentina S.A.
  • Toyota do Brasil LTDA.
  • Toyota de Venezuela Compania Anonima
Nobuhiko Murakami
  • External Affairs & Public Affairs Group (chief officer)
  • Chief communications officer
  • East Asia, Oceania & Middle East Region (CEO)
Kazuhiro Sato
  • Customer First Promotion Group (chief officer)
  • Customer Service Field (field general manager)
  • Global chief quality officer
  • Customer First Promotion Group (chief officer)
  • Global chief quality officer
Yasuhiko Sato
  • Japan Sales Business Group (chief officer)
  • Japan Sales Business Group (chief officer)
  • Japan Sales Business Div. (concurrent general manager)
Mamoru Taguchi
  • Customer First Promotion Group (deputy chief officer)
  • Advanced R&D and Engineering Company (executive vice president)
  • Customer First Promotion Group (deputy chief officer)
  • Advanced R&D and Engineering Company (executive vice president)
Tatsuro Ueda
  • Strategic Top Executive Meeting Office
  • Corporate Strategy Div.
  • General Administration & Human Resources Group (chief officer)
  • General Administration & Human Resources Group (chief officer)
  • Business Planning Div.
Johan van Zyl
  • Europe Region (CEO)
  • Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA
  • Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd.
  • Europe Region (CEO)
  • Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA
  • Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd.
Kazuhiro Kobayashi
  • China Region (DCEO)
  • Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
  • China Region (CEO)
  • Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
  • China Office (general manager)
Tetsuo Ogawa
  • North America Region (chief administrative officer)
  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
  • North America Region (chief administrative officer)
  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Satoshi Ogiso
  • President, board of directors, Advics Co., Ltd.
  • CV Company (president, concurrent chief engineer)
  • Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd.
Yoshihiro Sawa
  • Lexus International Co. (president)
  • Lexus International Co. (president)
Masayoshi Shirayanagi
  • Purchasing Group (chief officer)
  • Accounting Group (chief officer)
Managing officers
♦ denotes change to responsibility (does not include organizational name changes)
Name Current New
Masahisa Nagata
  • Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA
  • Toyota Compact Car Company (executive vice president)
  • Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc.
Hayato Shibakawa
  • China Region (DCEO)
  • Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co., Ltd.
  • China Region (DCEO)
  • Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co., Ltd.
Seiya Nakao
  • Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (China) Co., Ltd.
  • Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (China) Co., Ltd.
Tatsuro Takami
  • Asia, Middle East & North Africa Region (DCEO)
  • Toyota Daihatsu Engineering & Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • P.T. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia
  • Asia Region (DCEO)
  • Toyota Daihatsu Engineering & Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • P.T. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia
Masashi Asakura
  • Takaoka Plant (plant general manager)
  • Tsutsumi Plant (plant general manager)
  • TPS Group (deputy chief officer)
Hiroki Nakajima
  • CV Company (executive vice president, concurrent chief engineer)
  • Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd.
  • Mid-size Vehicle Company (executive vice president)
Yoshihiro Uozumi
  • China Region (DCEO)
  • GAC Toyota Motor Co., Ltd.
  • China Region (DCEO)
  • GAC Toyota Motor Co., Ltd.
Shinji Miyamoto
  • Customer First Promotion Group
  • Quality Improvement & Audit Field (field general manager)
  • Powertrain Company (executive vice president, in charge of business planning, measurement & instrumentation engineering and prototype production)
Hiroaki Okuchi
  • Frontier Research Center
  • Advanced R&D and Engineering Company (executive vice president, in charge of model based development and battery)
  • Advanced R&D and Engineering Company (executive vice president, in charge of model based development)
Akihiro Fukutome
  • Managing director, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Sales Financial Business Group (chief officer)
  • Toyota Financial Services Co., Ltd.
Hirohisa Kishi
  • Powertrain Company (executive vice president, in charge of product planning and business planning)
  • Powertrain Unit Management Div. (concurrent general manager)
  • Powertrain Product Planning Div. (concurrent general manager)
  • Powertrain Company (president, in charge of business planning and product planning)
  • Powertrain Management Div. (concurrent general manager)
  • Powertrain Product Planning Div. (concurrent general manager)
Yoichi Miyazaki
  • BR Product・Cost Planning Reform Promotion Dept. (concurrent general manager)
  • Corporate Strategy Div.
  • Business & Operation Planning Div. (concurrent general manager)
  • Marketing Div.
  • East Asia & Oceania Region (CEO)
  • Business Planning Div.
  • Sales Operation Planning Div.
  • KD Business Planning Div.
  • Sales & Marketing Support Div.
Hiroyoshi Ninoyu
  • Production Planning Group (chief officer)
  • TPS Promotion Center (concurrent general manager)
  • Motomachi Plant (plant general manager)
  • GAZOO Racing Company (in charge of production)
  • Production Planning Group (chief officer)
  • Global Production Center (concurrent general manager)
  • In charge of vehicle plant
  • Motomachi Plant (plant general manager)
  • GAZOO Racing Company (in charge of production)
Masamichi Okada
  • Miyoshi Plant (plant general manager)
  • Myochi Plant (plant general manager)
  • In charge of unit plant
  • Miyoshi Plant (plant general manager)
  • Myochi Plant (plant general manager)
Christopher P. Reynolds
  • General Administration & Human Resources Group (deputy chief officer)
  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
  • Chief legal officer
  • General Administration & Human Resources Group (deputy chief officer)
  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
  • Chief legal officer
Yuji Maki
  • Strategic Top Executive Meeting Office
  • Corporate Affairs Dept.
  • Corporate Affairs Dept.
Shinichi Yasui
  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
Toshiyuki Isobe
  • Frontier Research Center
  • Advanced R&D and Engineering Company (in charge of mass planning)
  • Toyota Compact Car Company (in charge of production engineering)
  • Mid-size Vehicle Company (executive vice president)
  • CV Company (in charge of production engineering)
  • Lexus International Co. (in charge of production engineering)
  • Advanced R&D and Engineering Company (in charge of mass planning)
  • Toyota Compact Car Company (in charge of production engineering)
  • Mid-size Vehicle Company (executive vice president)
  • CV Company (in charge of production engineering)
  • Lexus International Co. (in charge of production engineering)
Shuichi Murakami
  • Japan Sales Business Group (deputy chief officer)
  • Toyota Marketing Japan Corporation
  • Japan Sales Business Group (deputy chief officer)
Hiroaki Nanahara
  • Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA
  • Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA
Keiji Yamamoto
  • Connected Company (executive vice president)
  • Connected Advanced Development Div. (concurrent general manager)
  • Connected Company (executive vice president)
Michinobu Sugata
  • Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd.
  • Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd.
Toshimitsu Imai
  • Executive officer, Toyota Tsusho Corporation
  • Africa Region (CEO)
Naoki Ishii
  • General manager, Government & Industrial Affairs Div., External Affairs & Public Affairs Group
  • External Affairs & Public Affairs Group (deputy chief officer)
  • Government & Industrial Affairs Div. (concurrent general manager)
Chika Kako
  • Chief engineer, Lexus International Co.
  • Lexus International Co. (executive vice president, concurrent chief engineer)
Hiroaki Koda
  • General manager, CV Management Div., CV Company
  • CV Company (executive vice president)
Masahiko Maeda
  • Chief engineer, CV Company
  • Emerging-market Compact Car Company (president)
  • Emerging-market Compact Car Product & Business Planning Div. (concurrent general manager)
Susumu Matsuda
  • General manager, Marketing Div.
  • Asia Region (CEO)
  • Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
Jun Nagata
  • General manager, Japan Sales Planning Div., Japan Sales Business Group
  • Japan Sales Business Group (deputy chief officer)
  • Japan Sales Planning Div. (concurrent general manager)
Yu Nishimura
  • General manager, Purchasing Planning Div., Purchasing Group
  • Purchasing Group (chief officer)
  • Purchasing Planning Div. (concurrent general manager)
Masahiro Yamaoka
  • General manager, Public Affairs Div., External Affairs & Public Affairs Group
  • Research Div.
  • External Affairs & Public Affairs Group (chief officer)
  • Public Affairs Div. (concurrent general manager)
  • Chief communications officer
  1. Executive general managers
  1. Executive general manager changes effective January 1, 2018
New executive general managers
Name Current
Simon Humphries Toyota Europe Design Development S.A.R.L.
Takahiro Imura Tahara Plant Final Assembly Div. (general manager)
Tomihisa Saito Kamigo Plant Engine Manufacturing Div.1 (general manager)
Kiyoshi Sanpei
  • Takaoka Plant (deputy plant general manager)
  • Tsutsumi Plant (deputy plant general manager)
Takefumi Shiga Strategic Top Executive Meeting Office (project general manager)
Michael Sweers
  • CV Company (chief engineer)
  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Makoto Takahashi Customer First Promotion Group, Customer Service Field, Customer Quality Engineering Div. (general manager)
Hironobu Takeda Advanced R&D and Engineering Company, R&D and Engineering Management Div. (project general manager)
Akihiro Yamanaka Powertrain Company, Advanced Powertrain Development & Strategic Planning Dept. (project general manager)
Executive general managers resigning posts
Name
Masanori Sugiyama
Motoshi Nakamura
Osamu Ushio
  1. Executive general managers' areas of responsibility effective January 1, 2018
♦ denotes change to responsibility (does not include organizational name changes)
Name Current New
Shizuo Abe
  • Powertrain Company (in charge of product planning and business planning, and production development (design))
  • Powertrain Engineering Management Div. (concurrent general manager)
  • Powertrain Company
Osamu Sadakata
  • GAZOO Racing Company
  • GAZOO Racing Company
Kiyohito Morimoto
  • Corporate Strategy Div.
  • Toyota Compact Car Company
  • Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc.
  • Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA
Kazuhiro Fukazawa
  • Advanced R&D and Engineering Company (in charge of technical scenario)
  • R&D and Engineering Management Div. (concurrent general manager)
  • Powertrain Company (in charge of fuel cell development)
  • Advanced R&D and Engineering Company (in charge of technical scenario)
  • R&D and Engineering Management Div. (concurrent general manager)
  • Powertrain Company (in charge of fuel cell development)
Hidekuni Hashizume
  • Kamigo Plant (plant general manager)
  • Shimoyama Plant (plant general manager)
  • Powertrain Company (in charge of product planning and production development (design))
  • Powertrain Design Management Div. (concurrent general manager)
Hiroaki Kitazawa
  • Information Systems Group
  • Information Security Management Dept. (concurrent general manager)
  • Information Systems Field (field general manager)
  • Information Systems Group
  • Information Security Management Dept. (concurrent general manager)
  • Information Systems Field (field general manager)
Yoshihito Kondo
  • Powertrain Company (in charge of production development (production engineering))
  • Powertrain & Chassis Production Engineering Div. (concurrent general manager)
  • Powertrain Company (in charge of production development (production engineering))
Robert Carter
  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
  • Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
  • Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Tadahisa Isono
  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Hironori Kagohashi
  • Safety & Health Promotion Div.
  • Production Planning Group
  • Logistics Field (field general manager)
  • Honsha Plant (plant general manager)
  • Safety & Health Promotion Div.
  • Environmental Affairs Div.
  • Production Planning Group
  • Production Engineering Planning Field (field general manager)
  • Logistics Field (field general manager)
Keiji Kaita
  • Powertrain Company (in charge of production development (system control))
  • Advanced R&D and Engineering Company (in charge of battery)
  • Powertrain Company (in charge of advanced development and battery development)
  • Higashifuji Technical Center (general manager)
  • GAZOO Racing Company
Ken Koibuchi
  • Advanced R&D and Engineering Company (in charge of automated driving and AI/big data)
  • Advanced Safety System Research and Development Div. (concurrent general manager)
  • Advanced R&D and Engineering Company (in charge of automated driving and AI/big data)
  • Advanced Safety System Research and Development Div. (concurrent general manager)
Seigo Kuzumaki
  • Advanced R&D and Engineering Company (in charge of safety and technical external affairs)
  • Advanced safety system chief professional engineer
  • Advanced R&D and Engineering Company (in charge of safety and technical external affairs)
  • Advanced safety system chief professional engineer
Chris Nielsen
  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Toshio Niimi
  • Environmental Affairs Div.
  • Production Planning Group
  • Production Engineering Planning Field (field general manager)
  • Production Engineering Planning Div. (concurrent general manager)
  • Hirose Plant (plant general manager)
  • Honsha Plant (plant general manager)
  • Hirose Plant (plant general manager)
  • Kinuura Plant (plant general manager)
Koji Sato
  • Lexus International Co. (concurrent chief engineer)
  • Lexus International Co. (concurrent chief engineer)
Akira Yoshioka
  • External Affairs & Public Affairs Group
  • Information Systems Group
  • Sales Logistics IT Kaizen Div. (concurrent general manager)
  • Best In Town Dept. (concurrent general manager)
  • TPS Group
  • Sales Logistics IT Kaizen Div. (concurrent general manager)
  • External Affairs & Public Affairs Group
  • Information Systems Group
Simon Humphries
  • Toyota Europe Design Development S.A.R.L.
  • Advanced R&D and Engineering Company (in charge of advance design)
Takahiro Imura
  • General manager, Tahara Plant Final Assembly Div.
  • Tahara Plant (plant general manager)
Tomihisa Saito
  • General manager, Kamigo Plant Engine Manufacturing Div.1
  • Kamigo Plant (plant general manager)
  • Shimoyama Plant (plant general manager)
Kiyoshi Sanpei
  • Takaoka Plant
    (deputy plant general manager)
  • Tsutsumi Plant
    (deputy plant general manager)
  • Takaoka Plant
    (plant general manager)
  • Tsutsumi Plant
    (plant general manager)
Takefumi Shiga
  • Project general manager, Strategic Top Executive Meeting Office
  • TNGA Management Div. (concurrent general manager)
  • Mid-size Vehicle Company
Michael Sweers
  • CV Company (chief engineer)
  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
  • CV Company (concurrent chief engineer)
  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Makoto Takahashi
  • General manager, Customer Quality Engineering Div., Customer Service Field, Customer First Promotion Group
  • Customer First Promotion Group
  • Customer Service Field (field general manager)
Hironobu Takeda
  • Project general manager, R&D and Engineering Management Div., Advanced R&D and Engineering Company
  • Customer First Promotion Group
  • Quality Improvement & Audit Field (field general manager)
Akihiro Yamanaka
  • Project general manager, Advanced Powertrain Development & Strategic Planning Dept., Powertrain Company
  • Powertrain Company (in charge of production development (system control))
  1. Organizational changes effective January 1, 2018
  1. Groups
Current
Asia, Middle East & North Africa Region
East Asia & Oceania Region
Africa Region
New
TPS Group (newly created)
Asia Region (reorganized)
East Asia, Oceania & Middle East Region (reorganized)
Africa Region (reorganized)
  1. Divisions
Current
Division not belonging to a group
Corporate Strategy Div. (part)
Advanced R&D and Engineering
Company
Technology Development Management Div. (part)
Division not belonging to a group
Strategic Top Executive Meeting Office (part)
Frontier Research Center
Frontier Research Planning Dept.
(treated as a Div.)
Future Project Div.
Partner Robot Div.
Production Planning Group
TPS Promotion Center (part)
Information Systems Group
Sales Logistics IT KAIZEN Div.
Business Planning & Operation
Best In Town Dept. (treated as a Div.)
Business Development Group
New Business Administration Div.
New Business Planning Div.
External Affairs & Public Affairs Group
Tokyo General Administration Div.
General Administration & Human Resources Group
General Administration Div.
Labor Relations Div.
Toyota Technical Skills Academy
(treated as a Div.)
Production Planning Group
TPS Promotion Center
Division not belonging to a group
Strategic Top Executive Meeting Office (part)
General Administration & Human Resources Group
Secretarial Div.
Human Resources Div.
Toyota Institute
Accounting Group
(Affiliated Companies Finance Dept.)
Accounting Div. (part)
(Cost KAIZEN Dept.)
Division not belonging to a group
BR Product・Cost Planning Reform Promotion Dept. (treated as a Div.)
Corporate Strategy Div. (part)
Business Planning & Operation
Business & Operation Planning Div.
Emerging Country Planning Div.
North America Region
(TMA-Japan)
Europe Region
(TME-Japan)
Asia, Middle East & North Africa Region
(TMAP-Japan)
Business Planning & Operation
Marketing Div.
Japan Sales Business Group
Japan Sales Planning Div.
Digital Marketing Div.
(New Operation Planning & Dealer Training Dept.)
Value Chain Business Development
Div.
Toyota channel Operations Div.
Toyopet channel Operations Div.
Corolla channel Operations Div.
Netz channel Operations Div.
Japan Parts and Accessories Div.
Japan Rental & Leasing Business Div.
Asia, Middle East & North Africa Region
Middle East & North Africa Div.
Africa Region
Africa Div.
Advanced R&D and Engineering
Company
Electronics Advanced Development Div.
Toyota Compact Car Company
Vehicle Evaluation & Engineering Div.
Mid-size Vehicle Company
MS Vehicle Evaluation & Engineering
Div.
CV Company
CV Vehicle Evaluation & Engineering
Div.
Japan Sales Business Group
Lexus Japan Sales & Marketing Div.
Lexus International Co.
Lexus Vehicle Evaluation and Engineering Div.
Powertrain Company
Powertrain Unit Management Div.
Unit Development Digital Innovation
Div.
Powertrain & Chassis Production Engineering Div.
Advanced R&D and Engineering
Company
Prototype Production Div. (part)
(Advanced Powertrain Planning & Management Dept.)
(Advanced Powertrain Development & Strategic Planning Dept.)
Advanced Engine Design & Engineering Div.
Advanced Unit Management System Development Div.
Advanced Drivetrain Engineering Div. (part)
Powertrain Engineering Management Div.
Drivetrain Development Div. No.1
Hybrid Vehicle Drivetrain Development Div.
Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle System Development Div.
Hybrid Vehicle Powertrain Development Div.
Hybrid Vehicle Battery Unit Development Div.
Hybrid Vehicle Advanced Technology Engineering Div.
Drivetrain Development Div. No.2
Power Electronics Development Div.
(Advanced Functional Unit Component Development Dept.)
Engine Design & Engineering Div.
Engine Management System Development Div. (part)
Hybrid Vehicle Management System Development Div.
Engine Management System Development Div. (part)
Drivetrain Management System Development Div.
Powertrain Electronics System Development Div.
Drive Train, Hybrid Vehicle Powertrain & Chassis Production Engineering Div.
Unit Die Engineering Div.
New
Division not belonging to a group
TNGA Management Div. (reorganized)
BR U.S. New JV Project Dept.
(treated as a Div., reorganized)
T-Frontier Div. (reorganized)
X-Frontier Div. (reorganized)
Z-Frontier Div. (reorganized)
TPS Group
Operations Management Development Div. (reorganized)
TPS Group
Sales Logistics IT KAIZEN Div. (reorganized)
(Marine Business Dept., reorganized)
New Business Planning Div. (reorganized)
Agriculture & Biotechnology Business Div. (reorganized)
General Administration & Human Resources Group
General Administration Div. (reorganized)
Labor Relations Div. (reorganized)
Toyota Monodukuri Development Div.
(reorganized)
Production Planning Group
Global Production Center (reorganized)
General Administration & Human Resources Group
Human Resources Div. (reorganized)
Toyota Institute (reorganized)
Profit Management & Affiliated Companies Finance Div. (reorganized)
Business Planning & Operation
Business Planning Div. (reorganized)
Sales Operation Planning Div. (reorganized)
Sales & Marketing Support Div. (name changed)
Japan Sales Planning Div. (reorganized)
Digital Platform Development Div. (reorganized)
Value Chain Business Development Div. (reorganized)
Japan Sales Business Div. (reorganized)
Mobility Service Planning Div. (reorganized)
East Asia, Oceania & Middle East Region
Middle East & Central Asia Div. (reorganized)
Africa Region
Africa Div. (reorganized)
AI System Advanced Development Div.
(name changed)
Vehicle Evaluation & Engineering Div.
(name changed in Japanese only)
MS Vehicle Evaluation & Engineering Div.
(name changed in Japanese only)
CV Vehicle Evaluation & Engineering Div.
(name changed in Japanese only)
Lexus International Co.
Lexus Japan Sales & Marketing Div. (transferred)
Lexus Vehicle Evaluation and Engineering Div.
(name changed in Japanese only)
Powertrain Management Div. (name changed)
Powertrain Development Digital Innovation Div. (name changed)
Powertrain Prototype Production Div.
(reorganized)
(Advanced Powertrain Planning & Management Dept., reorganized)
(Advanced Powertrain Development & Strategic Planning Dept., reorganized)
Advanced Powertrain Design & Engineering Div. (reorganized)
Advanced Powertrain Management System Development Div. (reorganized)
Advanced Powertrain Function Development Div. (reorganized)
Powertrain Design Management Div.
(name changed)
EHV Electricity Converter Design Div.
(reorganized)
EHV Battery Design Div. (reorganized)
Drivetrain-EHV Design Div. No1 (reorganized)
Drivetrain-EHV Design Div. No.2 (reorganized)
Drivetrain-EHV Design Div. No.3 (name changed)
EHV Electronics Design Div. (name changed)
Engine Design & Engineering Div. (reorganized)
Electric Powertrain System Development Div., No.1 (reorganized)
Electric Powertrain System Development Div., No.2 (reorganized)
Electric Powertrain System Development Div., No.3 (reorganized)
Electric Powertrain System Development Div., No.4 (name changed)
Powertrain Electronics System Development Div. (name changed in Japanese only)
Drive Train, Hybrid Vehicle Powertrain & Chassis Production Engineering Div.
(name changed in Japanese only)
Powertrain Die Engineering Div. (name changed)

After the above changes are implemented, the number of divisions will decrease to 242 from the current 249.

  1. Personnel changes
  1. Changes to senior general managers effective January 1, 2018
Name Current New
Masahide Yasuda Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd. East Asia & Oceania Div. (project general manager)
Yasuo Ishiguro Battery Production Engineering Development Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company Battery Production Engineering Development Div. (project general manager), Powertrain Company
  1. Level 1 personnel changes effective January 1, 2018
* denotes promotion (including promotions without changes in title)
Name Current New
Katsuyuki Ogura Affiliated Companies Finance Dept. (general manager), Accounting Group Audit & Supervisory Board Office (general manager)
Kojiro Tanaka Legal Div. (general manager) Global Audit Dept. (general manager)
Kazuhiko Asakura Technology Strategy Dept. (general manager), Corporate Strategy Div.
  • Technology Strategy Dept. (general manager), TNGA Management Div.
  • EV C.A. Spirit Corporation
Masashige Ono TNGA & Parts Scenario Planning Dept. (general manager), Technology Development Management Div., Advanced R&D and Engineering Company Parts Scenario Planning Dept. (general manager), TNGA Management Div.
Tetsuya Yoshida Managerial Resource Governance Dept. (general manager), Corporate Strategy Div. Managerial Resource Strategy Dept. (general manager), TNGA Management Div.
Motohiro Kondoh
  • Strategic Top Executive Meeting Office (project general manager)
  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Noteconcurrent general manager of the BR U.S. New JV Project Dept., Strategic Top Executive Meeting Office effective December 1, 2017
BR U.S. New JV Project Dept. (general manager)
Nobuhiko Koga
  • Frontier Research Planning Dept. (general manager), Frontier Research Center
  • Toyota Mobility Foundation
  • T-Frontier Div. (general manager)
  • Toyota Mobility Foundation
Akifumi Tamaoki Partner Robot Div. (general manager), Frontier Research Center T-Frontier Div. (project general manager)
Shigeru Kuroyanagi Frontier Research Planning Dept. (project general manager), Frontier Research Center X-Frontier Div. (project general manager)
Tomoaki Katayama Core Technology Development Dept. (general manager), Partner Robot Div., Frontier Research Center Z-Frontier Div. (project general manager)
Masashi Yamashita Advanced Technology Engineering Dept. (general manager), Partner Robot Div., Frontier Research Center Z-Frontier Div. (project general manager)
Kyogo Onoue Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor North America, Inc. Operations Management Development Div. (general manager)
Hiroyuki Ueda Temporary external transfer to Toyota de Venezuela Compania Anonima Best In Town Dept. (general manager), Sales Logistics IT KAIZEN Div.
Yasufumi Kawai* Sales Logistics System Development Dept. (general manager), Sales Logistics IT KAIZEN Div. Sales Logistics System Development Dept. (general manager), Sales Logistics IT KAIZEN Div.
Toshiyuki Hara New Business Administration Div. (general manager) New Business Planning Div. (general manager)
Naomichi Hata New Business Planning Div. (general manager) Agriculture & Biotechnology Business Div. (general manager)
Eiji Kutsuki* Administration Dept. (general manager), Corporate Citizenship Div. Corporate Citizenship Div. (general manager)
Naoaki Nunogaki Corporate Citizenship Div. (general manager) Corporate & Automobile Culture Dept. (general manager), Corporate Citizenship Div.
Ryo Ito Legal Div. (project general manager) Legal Div. (general manager)
Ryoji Ishiki* Medical Support Div. (assistant director) Medical Support Div. (assistant director)
Takeshi Yasuda Medical Support Div. (assistant director) Medical Support Div. (project general manager)
Yuji Nakamura
  • Human Resources Div. (general manager)
  • Toyota Institute (general manager)
Human Resources Div. (general manager)
Takeshi Fukui* Labor Relations Dept. (general manager), Labor Relations Div. Labor Relations Dept. (general manager), Labor Relations Div.
Masanori Kuwata* Secretarial Div. (project general manager) Toyota Institute (general manager)
Akitoshi Takemura* Temporary external transfer to Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited Toyota Institute (project general manager)
Yoshiki Hashimoto* Environmental Technology Planning Dept. (general manager), R&D and Engineering Management Div., Advanced R&D and Engineering Company Toyota Institute (project general manager)
Kimio Minami* Secretarial Div. (project general manager) Toyota Institute (project general manager)
Osamu Niimi General Affairs Dept. (general manager), General Administration Div. Production Team Member Development Dept. (general manager), Toyota Monodukuri Development Div.
Toshiyuki Hibi* IT Innovation Promotion Dept. (general manager), Information Systems Field IT Innovation Promotion Dept. (general manager), Information Systems Field
Hiroyuki Suzuki Financial Accounting Dept. (general manager), Accounting Div. Profit Management & Affiliated Companies Finance Div. (general manager)
Kazusei Miwa Affiliated Companies Finance Dept. (project general manager), Accounting Group Affiliated Companies Finance Dept. (general manager), Profit Management & Affiliated Companies Finance Div.
Nobukazu Takano* Financial Reporting Dept. (general manager), Accounting Div. Financial Reporting Dept. (general manager), Accounting Div.
Kaneme Shimizu Global Audit Dept. (general manager) Finance Div. (general manager)
Kei Okano Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA Purchasing Project Promotion Div. (general manager)
Shoji Asaoka Netz channel Operations Div. (project general manager) Customer First Planning Div. (general manager)
Susumu Kitamura* Field Operation Support Dept. (general manager), Service Management Div., Customer Service Field Quality Div. (general manager), Quality Improvement & Audit Field
Keiichi Fukushima Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor North America, Inc. Service Management Div. (project general manager), Customer Service Field
Jiro Suzuki* Planning & Administration Dept. (general manager), Customer Relations Div., Customer Service Field Customer Relations Div. (general manager), Customer Service Field
Katsura Yanagisawa* Vehicle Dept. No.1 (general manager), Customer Quality Engineering Div., Customer Service Field Customer Quality Engineering Div. (general manager), Customer Service Field
Takaaki Masuda Operations Management Development Dept. (general manager), TPS Promotion Center Global Production Center (project general manager)
Hirofumi Koyashiki MS Surface Finishing Engineering Div. (general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company Production Engineering Planning Div. (general manager), Production Engineering Planning Field
Masahiro Seri* Plant Planning Dept. (general manager), Production Engineering Planning Div., Production Engineering Planning Field Vehicle Logistics Div. (general manager), Logistics Field
Hiroshi Nanbu* BR Product・Cost Planning Reform Promotion Dept. (project general manager) Business Planning Div. (general manager)
Takayuki Yoshitsugu Middle East & North Africa Div. (project general manager) Regional Dept. No.2 (general manager), Business Planning Div.
Shinichiro Ohtsuka
  • Emerging Country Planning Div. (general manager)
  • Emerging-market Compact Car Product & Business Planning Div. (general manager), Emerging-market Compact Car Company
  • Temporary external transfer to Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
Sales Operation Planning Div. (general manager)
Noriaki Yamashita Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor North America, Inc. Sales & Marketing Support Div. (general manager)
Hirohisa Takishita C&A Operations Div. (general manager) Japan Sales Planning Div. (project general manager)
Hiroshi Yoshihashi Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA Japan Sales Planning Div. (project general manager)
Masahiro Miyoshi* Product Planning Dept. (general manager), Japan Sales Planning Div. Value Chain Business Development Div. (general manager)
Yoshiyuki Ohtsuka Corolla channel Operations Div. (project general manager) Corolla channel Operations Dept. (general manager), Japan Sales Business Div.
Takeshi Ikeyama Netz channel Operations Div. (general manager) Japan Sales Business Div. (project general manager)
Shinya Kono Japan Rental & Leasing Business Div. (general manager) Japan Sales Business Div. (project general manager)
Tsuyoshi Kobayashi Japan Market & Retail Development Div. (project general manager) Japan Sales Business Div. (project general manager)
Hirotaka Sakakibara Customer First Planning Div. (general manager) Japan Sales Business Div. (project general manager)
Koji Tanaka* Business & Sales Planning Dept. (general manager), Toyopet channel Operations Div. Japan Sales Business Div. (project general manager)
Takuji Nakamoto Japan Parts and Accessories Div. (general manager) Japan Sales Business Div. (project general manager)
Akira Naruse
  • Japan Market & Retail Development Div. (project general manager)
  • Nippon Charge Service, LLC
Japan Sales Business Div. (project general manager)
Atsushi Iijima Japan Market & Retail Development Div. (general manager)
  • Japan Market & Retail Development Div. (general manager)
  • Nippon Charge Service, LLC
Daisuke Okita Toyota channel Operations Div. (general manager) Mobility Service Planning Div. (general manager)
Tomoaki Ishikawa Toyopet channel Operations Div. (general manager) Japan Fleet Business Div. (general manager)
Toshiyuki Fukui Japan Fleet Business Div. (general manager) Japan Fleet Business Div. (project general manager)
Takashi Urade Digital Marketing Div. (general manager) Digital Platform Development Div. (general manager)
Ritsuko Miwa* Digital Planning Dept. (general manager), Digital Marketing Div. Planning Dept. (general manager), Digital Platform Development Div.
Satoshi Maekawa* Planning & Operation Dept. (general manager), China Div. China Div. (project general manager)
Masakazu Yoshimura East Asia & Oceania Div. (general manager)
  • East Asia & Oceania Div. (general manager)
  • Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited
Naomi Ishii
  • Corporate Strategy Div. (general manager)
  • EV C.A. Spirit Corporation
Middle East & Central Asia Div. (general manager)
Takao Inoue Middle East & North Africa Div. (project general manager) Sales, Marketing & Business Planning Dept. 2 (general manager), Middle East & Central Asia Div.
Koji Nagata Middle East & North Africa Div. (general manager) Middle East & Central Asia Div. (project general manager)
Ayako Koizumi* Africa Dept. No.2 (general manager), Africa Div. Africa Div. (project general manager)
Hiroshi Okajima* R&D and Engineering Management Div. (project general manager), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company R&D and Engineering Management Div. (project general manager), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company
Hideki Sugawara Tokyo General Administration Div. (general manager) Tokyo Engineering Div. (project general manager), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company
Hirofumi Inoue* Chassis Control Development Dept. No.3 (general manager), Chassis Control Development Div., Advanced R&D and Engineering Company Chassis Control Development Div. (general manager), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company
Akitomo Baba Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA Prototype Production Div. (project general manager), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company
Ryou Itou* Vehicle Control System Process Innovation Dept. (general manager), Electronics Control Engineering Div., Advanced R&D and Engineering Company Electronics Control Engineering Div. (project general manager), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company
Satoru Taniguchi Temporary external transfer to Toyota Info Technology Center, Co., Ltd. AI System Advanced Development Div. (general manager), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company
Katsumi Fukatani* Advanced Safety Performance Engineering Div. (general manager), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company Advanced Safety Performance Engineering Div. (general manager), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company
Kiyoshiba Mase Organic Material Engineering Div. (general manager), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company Material Platform Engineering Div. (general manager), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company
Hideki Iba Battery Material Engineering & Research Div. (general manager), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company Material Platform Engineering Div. (project general manager), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company
Ichirou Hachisuka* Battery Advanced Development Dept. (general manager), Battery Material Engineering & Research Div., Advanced R&D and Engineering Company Battery Material Engineering & Research Div. (general manager), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company
Hirohito Hirata* Advanced Material Engineering Div. (chief professional engineer), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company Advanced Material Engineering Div. (chief professional engineer), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company
Yoshinori Noritake Temporary external transfer to Toyota Daihatsu Engineering and Manufacturing Co., Ltd. TCZ (project general manager), Toyota Compact Car Company
Masato Fujiyama* Chassis Engineering Div. (general manager), Toyota Compact Car Company Chassis Engineering Div. (general manager), Toyota Compact Car Company
Kenichi Iwatsuki* BR-Mid-size Strategy Planning Dept. (general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company MS Management Div. (general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company
Yasushi Ueda* MSZ (project general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company MSZ (chief engineer), Mid-size Vehicle Company
Yutaka Ohnuma Chassis Control Development Div. (general manager), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company MS Chassis Engineering Div. (general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company
Masahiro Sasaki Temporary external transfer to Toyota FAW Tianjin Dies Co., Ltd. MS Vehicle Quality & Production Engineering Div. (project general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company
Masumi Akiyama MS Stamping Production Engineering Div. (general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company MS Stamping Production Engineering Div. (project general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company
Takako Nagata* Tsutsumi Plant Plastics Molding Div. (project general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company MS Surface Finishing Engineering Div. (general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company
Kazunari Fukumoto* MS General Assembly Engineering Div. (general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company MS General Assembly Engineering Div. (general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company
Shuichi Mekata Motomachi Plant Administration Div. (general manager), Lexus International Co. MS Vehicle Die & Tool Engineering Div. (general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company
Masato Nagase Advanced Production Engineering Div. (general manager), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company MS Vehicle Die & Tool Engineering Div. (project general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company
Tsuyoshi Ueda MS Management Div. (general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company Takaoka Plant Administration Div. (general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company
Harutsugu Yoshida* Tsutsumi Plant Body Manufacturing Div. (general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company Tsutsumi Plant Administration Div. (general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company
Masakazu Nagata Tsutsumi Plant Administration Div. (general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company Tsutsumi Plant Administration Div. (project general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company
Hiroki Yokohari* Product Planning Dept. (general manager), Business & Operation Planning Div. CV Management Div. (general manager), CV Company
Kenji Gondo
  • BR Next Generation Vehicle Planning Dept. (project general manager), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company
  • Hino Motors, Ltd.
  • CVZ (project general manager), CV Company
  • Hino Motors, Ltd.
Yasuo Kondo
  • CVZ (project general manager), CV Company
  • [temporary external transfer from Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd. (managing officer)]
Shigeaki Kurokawa* CV Body Design Div. (general manager), CV Company CV Body Design Div. (general manager), CV Company
Mitsuhiro Morita Temporary external transfer to GAC Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. Tahara Plant Administration Div. (general manager), CV Company
Yoshio Yamazaki Tahara Plant Administration Div. (general manager), CV Company Tahara Plant Administration Div. (project general manager), CV Company
Shoji Nishihara Purchasing Project Promotion Div. (general manager) Tahara Plant Quality Control Div. (general manager), CV Company
Atsushi Nitta* Vehicle Evaluation & Engineering Management Dept. (general manager), CV Vehicle Evaluation & Engineering Div., CV Company Tahara Plant Final Assembly Div. (general manager), CV Company
Kazunari Iguchi* Temporary external transfer to FAW Toyota Motor Sales Co., Ltd. Lexus International Co. (project general manager)
Yo Hiruta Lexus Design Div. (general manager), Lexus International Co. Lexus Design Div. (project general manager), Lexus International Co.
Hisayoshi Kato Lexus Vehicle Evaluation and Engineering Div. (general manager), Lexus International Co. Lexus Vehicle Evaluation and Engineering Div. (project general manager), Lexus International Co.
Yoshihiko Nakahama* Lexus Electronics System Design Div. (general manager), Lexus International Co. Lexus Electronics System Design Div. (general manager), Lexus International Co.
Masahiro Masuda*
  • Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor Kyushu, Inc.
  • Logistics Administration Div. (project general manager), Logistics Field
Motomachi Plant Administration Div. (general manager), Lexus International Co.
Hiroyuki Kawase Advanced Unit Management System Development Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company Powertrain Company (project general manager)
Yasuyuki Morioka* Powertrain Unit Management Div. (group manager), Powertrain Company Powertrain Company (project general manager)
Yoshihiko Hamamura Powertrain Product Planning Div. (project general manager), Powertrain Company Powertrain Product Planning Div. (chief engineer), Powertrain Company
Mitsumasa Yamagata* Powertrain Product Planning Div. (group manager), Powertrain Company Powertrain Product Planning Div. (chief engineer), Powertrain Company
Koichi Ino Unit Die Engineering Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company Powertrain Prototype Production Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company
Kiyotaka Wada Powertrain & Chassis Production Engineering Div. (project general manager), Powertrain Company Prototype Production Planning & Administration Dept. (general manager), Powertrain Prototype Production Div., Powertrain Company
Fuyuhiko Yoshikura Prototype Production Planning & Administration Dept. (general manager), Powertrain & Chassis Production Engineering Div., Powertrain Company Powertrain Prototype Production Div. (project general manager), Powertrain Company
Yoshihiro Iijima Advanced Drivetrain Engineering Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company Advanced Powertrain Development & Strategic Planning Dept. (project general manager), Powertrain Company
Terutoshi Tomoda Advanced Engine Design & Engineering Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company Advanced Powertrain Development & Strategic Planning Dept. (chief professional engineer), Powertrain Company
Naoki Kato Advanced Powertrain Development & Strategic Planning Dept. (project general manager), Powertrain Company Advanced Powertrain Design & Engineering Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company
Tatsuya Ozeki Advanced Powertrain Development & Strategic Planning Dept. (project general manager), Powertrain Company Advanced Powertrain Management System Development Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company
Koichi Nakata* Advanced Engine Design & Engineering Div. (project general manager), Powertrain Company Advanced Powertrain Function Development Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company
Eiji Satou Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle System Development Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company EHV Battery Design Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company
Akio Kitami Hybrid Vehicle Powertrain Development Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company EHV Electricity Converter Design Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company
Yuji Yasuda Hybrid Vehicle Drivetrain Development Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company Drivetrain-EHV Design Div. No1 (general manager), Powertrain Company
Makoto Arimoto Corporate Strategy Div. (project general manager) Fuel Cell System Engineering & Development Div. (project general manager), Powertrain Company
Masahiro Kojima Drivetrain Development Div. No.1 (general manager), Powertrain Company Powertrain Design Management Dept. (general manager), Powertrain Design Management Div., Powertrain Company
Tetsuhiro Hosokawa Powertrain Unit Management Div. (project general manager), Powertrain Company Powertrain Design Management Div. (project general manager), Powertrain Company
Tatsuya Kawakita Advanced Functional Unit Component Development Dept. (general manager), Powertrain Company Engine Design Planning Dept. (general manager), Engine Design & Engineering Div., Powertrain Company
Shinichi Abe Hybrid Vehicle Management System Development Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company Powertrain System Control Management Dept. (chief professional engineer), Powertrain Company
Kouichi Yonezawa Engine Management System Development Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company Electric Powertrain System Development Div. No.3 (general manager), Powertrain Company
Keisuke Tamura Engine Production Engineering Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company Production Engineering Project Management Dept. (general manager), Powertrain Company
Hiroshi Takasu Powertrain & Chassis Production Engineering Div. (project general manager), Powertrain Company Production Engineering Project Management Dept. (project general manager), Powertrain Company
Masataka Miyazaki Project Management Dept. (general manager), Powertrain & Chassis Production Engineering Div., Powertrain Company Production Engineering Project Management Dept. (project general manager), Powertrain Company
Naoki Matsuoka Powertrain Production Engineering Planning Dept. (general manager), Powertrain Unit Management Div., Powertrain Company Forging & Surface Modification Engineering Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company
Yoshinori Suyama Project Planning Dept. (general manager), Engine Production Engineering Div., Powertrain Company Engine Production Engineering Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company
Tomoyuki Ohtake Forging & Surface Modification Engineering Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company Powertrain Die Engineering Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company
Shinji Usami* Honsha Plant Machining Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company Honsha Plant Machining Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company
Atsumi Ohara Tahara Plant Quality Control Div. (general manager), CV Company Kamigo Plant Engine Manufacturing Div.1 (general manager), Powertrain Company
Kazuhiko Yoneyama Temporary external transfer to Tianjin FAW Toyota Engine Co., Ltd. Kamigo Plant Engine Manufacturing Div.2 (general manager), Powertrain Company
Osamu Hagimori Shimoyama Plant Engine Manufacturing Div.1 (general manager), Powertrain Company Shimoyama Plant Quality Control Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company
Yuko Kamata* Shimoyama Plant Engine Manufacturing Div.1 (project general manager), Powertrain Company Shimoyama Plant Engine Manufacturing Div.1 (general manager), Powertrain Company
Tatsunori Noiri Kinuura Plant Manufacturing Engineering Service Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company Kinuura Plant Administration Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company
Masato Sugita
  • Miyoshi Plant / Myochi Plant Quality Control Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company
  • Miyoshi Plant / Myochi Plant Planning Dept. (general manager), Powertrain Company
Miyoshi Plant / Myochi Plant Quality Control Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company
Takaaki Fukui Miyoshi Plant / Myochi Plant Administration Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company Miyoshi Plant / Myochi Plant Planning Dept. (general manager), Powertrain Company
Aritsune Ueno Honsha Plant Administration Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company Miyoshi Plant / Myochi Plant Administration Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company
Hiroshi Morimitsu* BR MaaS Business Dept. (general manager), Connected Company BR MaaS Business Dept. (general manager), Connected Company
Yutaka Okayama
  • Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd.
  • ITS Planning Div., Connected Company
BR MaaS Business Dept. (project general manager), Connected Company
Masato Kobayashi* Temporary external transfer to Toyota Daihatsu Engineering and Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Connected Advanced Development Div. (general manager), Connected Company
Yoshihide Shibao Internet Planning Dept. (general manager), Connected Management Div., Connected Company Internet Planning Dept. (general manager), e-TOYOTA Div., Connected Company
Yasutoshi Sugimoto TMAP-Japan (general manager), Asia, Middle East & North Africa Region
  • Emerging-market Compact Car Product & Business Planning Div. (project general manager), Emerging-market Compact Car Company
  • Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
Akitoshi Ichino Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Shingo Sekine* Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor North America, Inc. Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Toru Nagata Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Noboru Hidaka Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor North America, Inc. and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Takashi Horinouchi* Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor North America, Inc. and TSSC, Inc. Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor North America, Inc. and TSSC, Inc.
Hideharu Matsuoka*
  • Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
  • e-TOYOTA Div. (project general manager), Connected Company
  • Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
  • e-TOYOTA Div. (project general manager), Connected Company
Akito Takami* BR A&F Innovative Information Management Dept. (general manager), Accounting Group Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA
Takeshi Hoshino* Body Parts Dept. No.1 (general manager), Body Parts Purchasing Div. Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA
Shuji Suga
  • TME-Japan (general manager), Europe Region
  • Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA
Temporary external transfer to OOO "Toyota Motor" (Russia)
Hiroyuki Koba* GR Development Management Div. (group manager), GAZOO Racing Company
  • Temporary external transfer to Toyota MotorSport GmbH
  • GR Development Management Div. (chief engineer), GAZOO Racing Company
Katsuyoshi Hikichi* Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motorsport GmbH Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motorsport GmbH
Katsumi Ikeda Advisory Dept. (general manager), Legal Div. Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd., Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (China) Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Technical Center China Co., Ltd.
Hitoshi Ohtake Sales & Marketing Dept. (general manager), China Div. Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Koichiro Yamagishi Quality Div. (general manager), Quality Improvement & Audit Field Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Kozo Yoshida* Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Tadahiro Kamiya* MS Vehicle Die & Tool Engineering Div. (general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company Temporary external transfer to Toyota FAW Tianjin Dies Co., Ltd.
Naoyuki Yamamoto* Kamigo Plant Engine Manufacturing Div.2 (general manager), Powertrain Company Temporary external transfer to Tianjin FAW Toyota Engine Co., Ltd.
Hiroshi Ishii Shimoyama Plant Quality Control Div. (general manager), Powertrain Company Temporary external transfer to FAW Toyota Changchun Engine Co., Ltd.
Masashi Mizutani Temporary external transfer to FAW Toyota Motor Sales Co., Ltd. Temporary external transfer to FAW Toyota Motor Sales Co., Ltd. and Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co., Ltd.
Toshiharu Ishikawa TPS Promotion Center (project general manager) Temporary external transfer to GAC Toyota Motor Co., Ltd.
Tatsuya Hayakawa* Temporary external transfer to Toyota Daihatsu Engineering and Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Temporary external transfer to Toyota Daihatsu Engineering and Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Masakuni Mori Finance Div. (general manager) Temporary external transfer to Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd.
Jingo Ohhashi Technical Service Div. (general manager), Customer Service Field Temporary external transfer to Aoyama Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
Katsutoshi Sakata MS Chassis Engineering Div. (general manager), Mid-size Vehicle Company Temporary external transfer to JTEKT Corporation
Hisashi Kato Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. Temporary external transfer to Shintec Hozumi Co., Ltd.
Yusuke Takeda Corolla channel Operations Div. (general manager) Temporary external transfer to Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
Hidehisa Nagae TMA-Japan, North America Region (general manager) Temporary external transfer to Central Japan International Airport Co., Ltd.
Shiroyuki Dobashi
  • Temporary external transfer to Toyota Marketing Japan Corporation
  • Japan Sales Planning Div. (project general manager)
Temporary external transfer to Delphys Inc.
Keiichi Okuda Secretarial Div. (general manager) Temporary external transfer to Towa Real Estate Co. Ltd.
Takashi Imai Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor North America, Inc. Temporary external transfer to Toyota Info Technology Center, Co., Ltd.
Kenichiro Makino Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA Temporary external transfer to Toyota Administa Corporation
Misao Fukuda TPS Promotion Center (project general manager) Temporary external transfer to Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
Tetsuya Ezumi Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. Temporary external transfer to Toyota Tsusho Corporation
Hiroyuki Ueda Customer Relations Div. (general manager), Customer Service Field Temporary external transfer to Toyota Technical College Tokyo
Masayoshi Hori Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. Temporary external transfer to Toyota Financial Services Corporation
Hidenori Ozaki Temporary external transfer to OOO "Toyota Motor" (Russia) Temporary external transfer to Toyota Boshoku Corporation
Shoji Kimura Vehicle Logistics Div. (general manager), Logistics Field Temporary external transfer to Toyofuji Shipping Co., Ltd.
Hajime Kitamura Customer Quality Engineering Div. (project general manager), Customer Service Field
  • Temporary external transfer to Hino Motors, Ltd.
  • Customer Quality Engineering Div. (project general manager), Customer Service Field
Susumu Umemura Material Platform Engineering Div. (general manager), Advanced R&D and Engineering Company Temporary external transfer to Japan Fine Ceramics Center
Jun Wakabayashi TPS Promotion Center (project general manager) Temporary external transfer to Futaba Industrial Co., Ltd.
Hiroaki Awamura Temporary external transfer to Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. Temporary external transfer to Toyota Corolla Shin Osaka Co. Ltd
Toshio Satou Powertrain Engineering Management Div. (project general manager), Powertrain Company Temporary external transfer to Toyota Technocraft Co., Ltd.
Takeshi Kitaguchi Value Chain Business Development Div. (general manager) Temporary external transfer to Toyota Usec Corporation
Hiroshi Kawazoe PLM Planning & Development Dept. (general manager), Engineering IT Div., Information Systems Field Company permanently transferred to Toyota Caelum Incorporated
Toshihiko Ubukata Cost KAIZEN Dept. (general manager), Accounting Group Company permanently transferred to Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc.
Hideki Mizuma CVZ (chief engineer), CV Company Company permanently transferred to Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd.
retain his role as chief engineer in CVZ, CV Company

Does anyone else out there understand what is happening????