Tag: Toyota

Managing Ethnic Stereotypes That Enter the Room Before You Do: A Panel Featuring Toyota’s Billie Jo Johnson and PepsiCo’s Merary Simeon

During DiversityInc’s Women of Color and Their Allies event on Nov. 4, Merary Simeon, North America vice president of diversity and engagement at PepsiCo and Billie Jo Johnson, general manager at Toyota Motor, North America discussed the stereotypes they faced as women of color in the corporate space. PepsiCo was…

Toyota Extends Production Suspension at All Plants Until May 1

Originally published on pressroom.toyota.com. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and decline in vehicle demand, Toyota is further extending the length of its production suspension at all of its automobile and components plants in North America, including Canada, Mexico and the U.S. The manufacturing facilities will remain closed through May 1, resuming…

How Toyota Encourages the Youth of America

Originally published on pressroom.toyota.com. Shannyn Baumgartner, a credit supervisor at Toyota Financial Services (TFS), relished her time volunteering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, participating in holiday dinners and collecting back-to-school donations. But when she became a judge for the Clubs’ Youth of the Year Award in 2017,…

Toyota Releases 2019 North American Environmental Report

Originally published on pressroom.toyota.com. Toyota is committed to supporting and fostering a more inclusive and sustainable society. To achieve that goal, the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 was developed to address major environmental issues facing the global community, such as climate change, water scarcity, resource depletion and habitat loss. Based on…

Toyota AI Ventures Opens Smart and Connected Cities “Call for Innovation” at CES® 2020

Originally published on pressroom.toyota.com. Toyota’s first dedicated venture fund invites early-stage startups, building innovative solutions to improve the quality of life in urban communities, to apply for up to $2 million in VC funding. Toyota AI Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm dedicated to helping discover what’s next for…

Toyota Announces Executive Leadership Changes

Originally published on pressroom.toyota.com. Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today announced executive leadership changes designed to sustain its automotive operations and to continue its transformation in the mobility space. Effective April 1, 2020, Jim Lentz, chief executive officer TMNA, will retire after 38 years with the company. Tetsuo “Ted” Ogawa, chief operating…

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by California Wildfires and Texas Tornadoes

Originally published on pressroom.toyota.com. Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced it is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by the recent series of wildfires throughout California, as well as the tornadoes which struck northern Texas earlier this month. This broad outreach includes any Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial…