Toyota Motor North America

Plano’s Toyota Financial Services Announces New CEO, Executive Changes

by | Dec 14, 2023
Scott Cooke, who currently serves as SVP and CFO, has been promoted to president and CEO of Toyota Financial Services, the company said. James Schofield will become TFS's new group VP and CFO.
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Toyota Motor North America Announces 2 Marketing Operations Promotions
by | Oct 27, 2023

Plano-based Toyota Motor North America announced two executive changes to its marketing operations that take effect immediately.

Toyota said that Michael Tripp, current vice president of Vehicle Marketing and Communications, is being promoted to group vice president, Toyota division Marketing....

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Toyota’s New Electric Vehicles to Be Powered by LG Energy Solution Batteries Made in the U.S.
by | Oct 5, 2023
As the auto industry charges toward an electric future, Toyota and LG Energy Solutions have joined forces to drive the future growth of battery electric vehicles in the United States.
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The Last Word: Toyota Research Institute’s Gill Pratt on Using Generative AI to Teach Robots ‘New, Dexterous Skills’
by | Sep 19, 2023
The advancement, leveraging what the institute calls "Diffusion Policy," is said to improve robot utility and be a step toward building "Large Behavior Models" for robots, similar to Large Language Models like ChatGPT which have revolutionized conversational AI.
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Toyota Connected North America Announces New President/CEO, More Leadership Moves

by | Aug 2, 2023
Plano-based TCNA said it has promoted Christopher Yang as its new president and CEO, replacing Steve Basra, who left the company on June 30. Yang had been TCNA's EVP and chief operating officer. Other leadership moves include a new COO, chief liaison officer, and more.
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Toyota Motor Corp. Taps Plano‑Based TMNA Exec As Chief Project Leader of Its New Hydrogen Factory
by | May 31, 2023
Shinichi Yasui, a 35-year Toyota veteran, will take up the post at the Hydrogen Factory—a newly established company dedicated to accelerating customer-focused product development and production of fuel cells and hydrogen-related products.
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The Civic 50: North Texas Companies Recognized Among the Most Community-Minded in the U.S.
by | May 24, 2023
The annual list from global nonprofit Points of Light showcases how leading U.S. companies are moving social impact, civic engagement, and community to the core of their businesses. Several that are either headquartered in North Texas or have strong presences here are among the honorees. See who made the list.
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1 Week and 483K Miles Later, Toyota Study Shows Helping the Environment Is at Your Fingertip
by | May 18, 2023
Plano-based Toyota Connected North America employees and family members drove in Eco or EV mode for a week to see how much earth-saving difference it can make. Turns out, it made a lot—the equivalent of 748 trees sequestering carbon for 10 years, with a savings of 5,091 gallons of gasoline.
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Driving Positive Change: How Toyota’s Manufacturing Culture Goes Beyond Cars

by | Mar 24, 2023

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Plano-based Toyota Production System Support Center is joining with its partners to mark the not-for-profit corporation improving the lives of small and mid-sized manufacturers, food banks, healthcare providers and government agencies.

Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC) has shared its know-how with more than 500 partners, using teachings based on the Toyota Production System (TPS), an organizational manufacturing culture and mindset that engages people to continuously make improvements and create solutions....

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Toyota’s Way Forward Fund Aims to Boost Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injuries
by | Feb 28, 2023
Grants totaling $8.5 million will be made available in the initiative's first year, focused on helping children with traumatic brain injuries. "With the guidance of our expert advisors, we want to help strengthen and expand access to support systems for children with traumatic brain injuries as well as their families," said Tellis Bethel (above), chief social innovation officer for Toyota Motor North America.
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Toyota Offers New Tool to Help Customers Find Electric Vehicle Incentives
by | Feb 23, 2023
The Toyota EV Incentive Finder is available on Toyota.com and is powered by EV Life. It makes finding federal, state, and even municipal incentives much simpler, the company says. Using EV Life's proprietary "Incentives Engine," Toyota customers will be presented with potential incentives of the available 470+ EV tax credits, rebates, and other benefits such as HOV carpool decals and toll discounts.
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Real Estate, Construction Firm Suffolk Hires Industry Veteran as VP of Preconstruction
by | Feb 10, 2023

Gary Gunter has been hired by Suffolk, a real estate and construction enterprise that’s been lauded for its tech adoption, as vice president of preconstruction for the South Central Region, which includes Dallas-Fort Worth....

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DI People: Toyota, ERCOT, Bank of Texas, Comerica Bank, LERMA/, and More Make Leadership Moves

by | Aug 19, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from UTD's Center for Brainhealth, DART, Enseo, LiquidAgents/StaffDNA, Alpine Advanced Materials, Runway Growth Capital, Optic Gaming, Dallas Thrives, Downtown Dallas Inc., TechGenies, Kainos Capital, Texas Motor Speedway, and more.
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Aurora Unveils Ride-Hailing Test Fleet, Gives Toyota Execs an Autonomous Ride Toward DFW Airport
by | Mar 23, 2022
Aurora capped off a six-month pilot test of its autonomous Toyota S-AM minivans in Dallas-Fort Worth by giving Toyota North America CEO Ted Ogawa and other execs a ride toward DFW Airport yesterday.

Aurora will continue to test and develop its ride-hailing and autonomous trucking tech from Dallas, including a new trucking route from Dallas to El Paso. It expects to launch its ride-hailing product, Aurora Connect, in late 2024.
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West Dallas STEM School Inspires Toyota’s $110M ‘Driving Possibilities’ Program
by | Mar 3, 2022
The program is based on the success seen at the West Dallas Stem School—supported by around $5 million in donations from Toyota and a collaboration between Dallas ISD and SMU. Now Toyota is taking the STEM-focused educational model across the country, to help prepare students in pre-K through 12th grade for the workforce, while providing a variety of other community engagement activities.
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Plano-Based Toyota North America Will Build a $1.29B Battery Plant in the U.S. Could it Be Coming to Texas?
by | Oct 18, 2021
The battery plant is part of a $3.4B investment Toyota announced today toward developing and localizing automotive battery production in the U.S.—including lithium-ion batteries for EVs.
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