In his new role, Elkington will be “responsible for accelerating the company’s electrification transformation, with a focus on its battery and electric vehicle production and supply strategy,” the automaker said. Elkington was named one of those car news 100 Women Leading the North American Auto Industry She will report to Takefumi Shiga, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Manufacturing, Toyota Motor North America.
Toyota has promoted Kelly Creech, vice president of manufacturing to Georgetown Council, to succeed Elkington as plant manager.Toyota announced that assembly will begin in May New 3-row electric crossover The plant in Kentucky will start operating in 2025.
Swiers, who has been Senior Vice President of Product Development and Global Truck Executive Chief Engineer, will also assume his new role on Monday. As executive vice president and chief technology officer of research and development, Mr. Swiers will report to Ted Ogawa, CEO of Toyota Motor North America.he succeeds Shinichi Yasuireturned to Japan as Toyota’s hydrogen plant project chief project leader.
Toyota also announced that Chris Nielsen, executive vice president of product support and chief quality officer, will assume responsibility for purchasing and supplier development in North America starting Monday. Bob Young, Toyota Group Vice President of Purchasing Supplier Development, will report directly to Nielsen.
https://www.autonews.com/executives/toyota-promotes-susan-elkington-mike-sweers-new-roles Toyota Promotes Susan Elkington and Mike Swiers to New Positions