Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has announced executive changes, which are effective immediately.
Kevin Voelkel is promoted to senior vice president, vehicle plants. In this position, he will be responsible for overseeing North American vehicle production at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Baja California (TMMBC), Canada (TMMC), Guanajuato (TMMGT), Indiana (TMMI), Mississippi (TMMMS), and Texas (TMMTX).
He will retain responsibility for all North American Truck Manufacturing as well as oversight of TABC. Kevin will report to Takefumi Shiga, executive vice president, Production Engineering and Manufacturing, TMNA.
Mr Voelkel was most recently plant president, TMMTX and group vice president, North American Truck Manufacturing.
Susann Kazunas is promoted to plant president, TMMTX. Susann will report to Kevin Voelkel, senior vice president, vehicle plants. Susann was most recently Vice President, Manufacturing, TMMTX.
Brian Krinock, senior vice president, vehicle plants, is retiring effective March 31.
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In his role as senior vice president, he has overseen engineering and manufacturing for Toyota’s seven vehicle assembly plants in North America.