Jim Lentz

Bozzella, ex-Ford, Chrysler exec, named CEO of Global Automakers

March 21, 2014 06:01 CET
John Bozzella, an auto industry veteran who helped generate support for Chrysler's government bailout before leaving the company in 2009, was named CEO of the U.S.-based Association of Global Automakers.... Read More »

 

Bozzella, ex-Ford, Chrysler exec, named CEO of Global Automakers

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2014
John Bozzella, an auto industry veteran who helped to marshal support for Chrysler's government bailout before leaving the company in 2009, was named CEO of the Association of Global Automakers, a Washington-based coalition of 12 automakers including Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota.... Read More »

 

Lentz testifies on Toyota's brake override questions

12:34 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2013
Toyota decided not to market its brake-override system as "safe stop" to avoid promising more than the mechanism could deliver for driver safety, the company's top U.S. executive told a California jury.... Read More »

 

Toyota loses bid to keep Lentz off witness stand in unintended acceleration trial

2:34 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
Toyota lost a bid to keep North America CEO Jim Lentz from taking the witness stand in the first trial over a fatal crash blamed on unintended acceleration.... Read More »

 

Lentz: Yen's slide won't help Toyota

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
The weakening yen was supposed to be a boon for imported Japanese vehicles in the United States. But Jim Lentz, Toyota Motor Corp.'s CEO for North America, doesn't see it that way.... Read More »

 

Toyota's U.S. aces now run the Americas

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2013
North America and South America are radically different markets. But Toyota Motor Corp. has installed two familiar names from the United States to lead them.... Read More »

 

Toyota doubts it will regain U.S. market share peak

7:56 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2013
Toyota said it is unlikely to recapture its peak market share it held four years ago in the United States, its biggest market, the latest sign the Japanese carmaker is shifting from aggressively expanding sales to improving quality.... Read More »

 

At lunch, no prix fixe menu

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2013
Mark Reuss, General Motors' North America president, and Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., gave commencement speeches this month at Northwood University in Michigan. Then the two executives got together for lunch.... Read More »

 

TALK FROM THE TOP: JIM LENTZ, CEO, NORTH AMERICA REGION, TOYOTA MOTOR CORP.

Toyota streamlines decision-making for North America

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2013
Toyota President Akio Toyoda restructured the company's management this year to give more authority and autonomy to local regions. Nowhere was this more evident than in North America, where Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota Motor Sales, was placed in charge of all Toyota sales and manufacturing for the region.... Read More »

 

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