Toyota has named Toshiharu Takasu as President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF), effective April 30. Mr. Takasu, who has been Senior Vice-President Manufacturing at TMMF since September 1999, will replace Hiroaki Watanabe. Mr. Watanabe, who served as TMMF President from October 1998, will return to Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan to assume new responsibilities. Claude Boulle, TMMF Vice-President Administration, and Didier Leroy, TMMF Vice-President Manufacturing,  will report directly to Mr. Takasu.