LOS ANGELES - Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. announced a series of promotions and reassignments that resulted from the late March restructuring of its corporate ranks.
Alan DeCarr was named vice president of sales for Toyota Division, replacing Don Esmond, who was promoted to senior vice president and general manager of the division. DeCarr was vice president of series teams, a department that has been consolidated.
The series teams, which divided sales and marketing into three vehicle categories, were created four years ago in an effort to bring more departments into the planning and marketing of Toyota vehicles.
Under the new corporate structure, the duties of the series teams again will be split between sales and marketing.
New-product launches will now be handled by marketing, and market planning will be moved from sales to marketing. But sales will now handle short-term market analysis and monitoring. Product planning now is a separate department, rather than being split among the series teams.
Dave Pelliccioni has been promoted to vice president of marketing to handle the increased duties given to that department.
The newly formed University of Toyota will have two 'deans of education' who will report to Richard Chitty, vice president of the University of Toyota.
Michael Morrison, formerly corporate manager for the New Era Organization Development team, will be dean of associate education and development. Mike Wells, formerly national training manager for Toyota Motor Credit and Toyota Motor Insurance Services, will be dean of dealer education and development.
Phil Broman, vice president of service for the customer services division, has added field operations.
Dudley Hawley is now vice president of administration. Real estate and facilities were added to his duties.
James Cooke, formerly corporate manager of real estate and facilities, is now corporate manager of the new business development project.
Douglas Formby has been promoted to corporate manager of the New Era business project.
Barbara Arnold, formerly managing counsel, has been promoted to the newly established position of corporate diversity manager. She will report to the vice president of human resources, a position still vacant after Brian Bergsteinsson was named general manager of Lexus Division.
Michael Rocco, formerly corporate dealer and market development manager, is now corporate retail development manager. Rocco swaps jobs with Donald Stephenson.
Joseph Williamson was promoted to corporate logistics field manager for the East. He was national vehicle logistics manager.
James Finkel was promoted to corporate logistics field manager for the West. He was national logistics business operations manager.
Robert Wade was named corporate logistics operations manager. He was corporate communications manager.
Robert Romero was promoted to vice president, accessories and product development for the Customer Services Division. His post as corporate manager of product management was taken by John McLaughlin, who was national customer relations administration manager.
Ron Broughman has been promoted to corporate manager of marketing and planning for the Customer Services Division.
Gloria Jahn was promoted to corporate manager of corporate philanthropy and internal communications.
Sue Forese was promoted to corporate manager of administrative services for the North American Parts Logistics Division. She was national manager of planning and administration.
Robert Allen was promoted to vice president of international operations for Toyota Motor Credit Corp. He was corporate diversified operations manager.
Larry Barton, formerly Toyota Motor Credit Corp. Eastern regional manager, was promoted to corporate field operations manager.
James McGiffin, formerly Toyota Motor Credit Corp. national marketing and leasing manager, was promoted to corporate manager of vehicle remarketing.
Larry Cannon was promoted to corporate manager for Toyota Motor Credit Corp. London, from managing director of the same office.
Glen Caffey was promoted to corporate sales manager for Toyota Motor Insurance Services.