TOYOTA MOTOR SALES U.S.A. INC. - Toyota has made several executive management promotions, changes and additions at Toyota Motor Sales and its affiliated companies.
Alan Cabito, formerly vice president of sales administration, to group vice president of sales administration. He will be responsible for market representation, dealer development, online retailing, used vehicles, and fleet and distribution operations.
Fletcher Davidson, former corporate manager of U.S. distribution for North American Parts Operations, to vice president of distribution and financial operations. He also will oversee the Toyota Customer Services Financial Reporting and Administration group.
David Graham from national operations manager at the North American Parts Center in Kentucky to corporate manager for the North American Parts Center Operations in Torrance, Calif. He will oversee the operations at both centers.
At Lexus Division, Ann Bybee to the new position of corporate manager for Lexus advertising, brand and product strategy. She joins Lexus from Toyota Motor Corp. in Japan, where she was Toyota global brand manager.
At Toyota Financial Services, Geri Brewster, corporate manager of human resources and administration, to vice president of human resources and real estate.
James Mooney, former national manager, eBusiness, to corporate manager of human resources consulting, assuming some of Barbara Jones' responsibilities. Jones, corporate manager for Human Resources Business Process and Technology, will continue with her responsibilities for shared services, workforce management and process improvement, as well as added responsibilities for human resources information systems and the PeopleSoft implementation.
Al Smith, former national manager of Toyota Financial Services eBusiness, to corporate manager for Toyota eBusiness. Smith is responsible for advancing the integration of eBusiness and Web strategies/governance into daily business.
Several executives have retired: John Turmell, senior vice president of Toyota Customer Services and Affiliated Companies, served 33 years at Toyota. John Koenig, vice president of Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., retires after 24 years with the company. Mike Whitman, vice president, North American Parts Operations, retires after 19 years with Toyota.
GENERAL MOTORS - The following changes will occur within the worldwide purchasing organization:
Effective September 1, Eric Alstrom, executive director of Worldwide Purchasing-Electrical, will attend the MBA program at Stanford University as a Sloan Fellow for the 2001-02 academic year.
Effective Aug. 1, James Bovenzi to executive director of Worldwide Purchasing-Electrical, replacing Alstrom. Bovenzi is the executive director of purchasing-electrical for GM-Fiat Worldwide Purchasing Europe in Russelsheim, Germany. He joined General Motors' Delco Moraine unit in 1978.
Greg Fredericksen to executive director of purchasing-electrical for GM-Fiat Worldwide Purchasing Europe, replacing Bovenzi. Fredericksen is a quality process guardian for the unit.
Christine Sitek, director of purchasing-electrical, to quality process guardian, replacing Fredericksen.
EXPORT CORP. - Robert McLane, 41, to vice president of operations. He was vice president of operations for GDX Automotive.
Export Corp., of Brighton, Mich., provides industrial packaging services.