Toyota Australia announces its 2018 senior leaders

Toyota Australia announces its 2018 senior leaders

Mar 31, 2017 By Toyota Australia.

Toyota Australia announces its 2018 senior leaders.

Toyota Australia announces its 2018 senior leaders.

In preparation of its move to a national sales, marketing and distribution company, Toyota Australia has today announced the senior executives that will lead the way in 2018.

Current Vice-President Matt Callachor has been appointed President and CEO.

Three Vice-Presidents have been appointed to replace the current Director positions:

  • Mike Rausa has been appointed Vice President of Product and Support;
  • Sean Hanley has been appointed Vice President of National Operations;
  • Evan Tsirogiannis has been appointed Vice President of Regional Operations;

The Chief Executive of Lexus will be Scott Thompson.

All of these appointments will come into effect from 1 January 2018, which will allow a nine-month period for a robust handover.

Toyota Australia Chairman Max Yasuda said today’s announcement was part of a carefully planned move to ensure a smooth transition after the company stops local manufacturing.

“We have an exciting future ahead of us,” Mr Yasuda said.

“I am confident that under the direction of this very strong leadership team, Toyota will continue to go from strength to strength in the Australian market,” Mr Yasuda said.

Mr Yasuda said the current executives who will not be continuing at the company in 2018 – including President Dave Buttner, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing Tony Cramb, Executive Director of Manufacturing and Purchasing Chris Harrod and himself – will be working closely with the new team to ensure a smooth transition.

“The departing executive team have a key role to play for the remainder of the year. Not only will they continue in their current roles, but they will also act as mentors and provide guidance to the new team,” Mr Yasuda said.

The current Directors will remain in their positions until the new structure takes effect on 1 January 2018.