Executive Reshuffle: Toyota Motor North America Taps Execs for New Roles as COO and Chief Strategy Officer

Executive Vice Presidents Jack Hollis and Chris Reynolds will take the newly created roles of COO and Chief Strategy Officer, respectively, reporting to TMNA CEO Ted Ogawa.

Plano-based Toyota Motor North America announced executive leadership changes this week that are designed to drive continued growth, advance its commitment to vehicle electrification, and prepare for the future of mobility, the company said.

Toyota said that Jack Hollis and Chris Reynolds have been assigned new roles and will continue to report to TMNA CEO Ted Ogawa, effective immediately.

Hollis, executive vice president of TMNA, adds the role of chief operating officer, TMNA. In this newly created position, Hollis continues to oversee sales, marketing, TRD, product planning, and customer service while adding responsibility for manufacturing, product support, and demand and supply. Toyota said the new role consolidates several companywide functions into a more responsive reporting structure focused on the customer experience, operational efficiency, revenue generation and vehicle production.

Reynolds, executive vice president of TMNA, adds the role of chief strategy officer. In this newly created position, Reynolds continues to oversee strategy and business development, human resources, information technology, connected technologies, legal, social innovation/diversity & inclusion, and sustainability & regulatory affairs, while adding responsibility for research and development. The new role is responsible for developing long-term strategies for growth and driving innovation that improves mobility and reduces the company’s carbon footprint, the company said.

Toyota directly employs more than 63,000 people in North America who have contributed to the design, engineering, and assembly of nearly 47 million cars and trucks at 13 manufacturing plants, including one Texas plant in San Antonio.

By 2025, Toyota’s 14th plant in North Carolina will begin to manufacture automotive batteries for electrified vehicles. With more electrified vehicles on the road than any other automaker, Toyota currently offers 27 electrified options.

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