Editor's note: Update corrects typo in Peggy Turner's title.
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. has tapped Bill Fay to lead the Toyota Division and has promoted division chief Bob Carter as part of a broad shuffling of its sales and marketing ranks, effective today.
Carter, 52, Toyota Division group vice president and general manager, has been named senior vice president for automotive operations, reporting to Toyota Motor Sales CEO Jim Lentz, the company said in a statement today.
Carter replaces Don Esmond, 68, who has been named a senior adviser to Lentz. Esmond will be responsible for the transition of the new team until year end, when he will retire. He joined Toyota in 1982.
Fay, 56, group vice president for Toyota marketing, steps up as Toyota's group vice president and general manager. His marketing post will be filled by Scion Vice President Jack Hollis, 45. Doug Murtha, vice president for product planning, replaces Hollis at Scion.
The company has recorded a 29 percent gain in U.S. sales through June of this year following four straight annual declines.