Erlanger, Kentucky – Toyota has made a number of changes to its North American operations. Tetsuo Agata has been appointed President and COO of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America (TEMA) and has been promoted to Senior Managing Director of TMC. Agata replaces Seiichi Sudo, who has been named President of Toyota Motor Kyushu in Japan.

Shigeki Terashi has been named Executive Vice- President of TEMA, President of Toyota Technical Centre and was promoted to managing officer of TMC.

He was most recently chief executive engineer at Toyota Development Centre 1, in Japan and replaces Yasuhiko Ichihashi. Ichihashi returns to TMC where he will assume new responsibilities in global R&D activities as a senior managing director.