Jim Press, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, has been appointed president of TMS with responsibility for sales, marketing and distribution in the United States - Press is the first American president of TMS.

Yuki Funo, TMS president and chief executive officer, has been appointed chairman and chief executive officer for TMS and chief officer, The Americas Operations. In this new position, Funo is charged with coordinating and unifying all Toyota companies in North and South America.