20/06/2011 - 04:00 am

Toyota Names Toshiya Yamagishi President

Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM) has named Toshiya Yamagishi president of TIEM, as well as president of Toyota Industries North America, Inc.; and vice chairman of Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA), of Columbus, Ind. He also serves on the board of directors for Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU), of Irvine, Calif. As president of TIEM, Yamagishi is responsible for all aspects of the Columbus, Ind., plant, which manufactures the majority of Toyota lift trucks sold in North America. Yamagishi has nearly 30 years of experience, having joined Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd. (now known as Toyota Industries Corp., TICO) in 1982.

Most recently he served as the managing officer of the Obu plant in Japan; the corporate center production control department; and the business planning and production generalization departments in the compressor division overseeing all support, control and planning functions for production.

"Yamagishi brings tremendous strength in the Toyota production system from his experience in the production control department," said Kazue Sasaki, current chairman of TMHNA and outgoing president of TIEM. "That department instructs and establishes the corporate standard for all TICO factories worldwide."


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