FREMONT, Calif. - Kanji Ishii has been appointed president of New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., a joint venture of General Motors and Toyota Motor Corp.
He succeeds Iwao Itoh, who will return to Toyota.
Ishii has been general manager of Toyota's Overseas Project Division II in Japan since 1997. He was general manager of Toyota's Europe and Africa Planning Division from 1994-97 and was general manager of the Production Control Division at Toyota Manufacturing United Kingdom from 1991-94. Ishii joined Toyota in 1967.
NUMMI produces the Toyota Tacoma pickup, the Toyota Corolla and the Chevrolet Prizm.