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PURCHASING EXECUTIVE: Mark Adams

Toyota Europe Vice President of Purchasing, R&D / Manufacturing<br /><br />Toyota Motor Europe purchasing boss Mark Adams knows that the combination of the global financial crisis and Toyota's massive recall has hit many of his 245 suppliers hard. Many suppliers -- more than one-third -- were

Toyota Europe Vice President of Purchasing, R&D / Manufacturing

Toyota Motor Europe purchasing boss Mark Adams knows that the combination of the global financial crisis and Toyota's massive recall has hit many of his 245 suppliers hard. Many suppliers -- more than one-third -- were "financial wrecks" coming into 2010, he said in a recent interview. For Adams, an 18-year company veteran steeped in the Toyota Way, the distress of his suppliers meant that he and the company had two firm obligations: to lend a hand and to deal fairly and honestly with any of their problems. For doing both, Adams is our 2010 Purchasing Executive Eurostar.

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SUPERLUXURY: Luca Cordero di Montezemolo
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ENTREPRENEUR: Victor Muller
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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: Ulrich Hackenberg
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ADVERTISING: Ian Robertson
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DESIGN: Martin Smith
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PURCHASING EXECUTIVE: Mark Adams
PURCHASING EXECUTIVE: Mark Adams
SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVE: Allan Rushforth
SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVE: Allan Rushforth
PROJECT LEADER FOR INDIVIDUAL CAR: Alain Joseph
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