Toyota Announces Management Changes

Posted on July 8, 2010

Toyota Material Handling Inc. has appointed Martin Boyd to vice president of product planning and marketing, while Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. Inc. has appointed Tony Miller to vice president of production engineering, design engineering, manufacturing and maintenance.

Boyd formerly served as the company’s national product planning and marketing manager. During his 11 years at Toyota, he played a role in product launches, such as the Toyota 7-Series and 8-Series lift truck model lines. Prior to joining Toyota, Boyd spent seven years working for NACCO Material Handling Group Inc. in various positions ranging from design engineer to service engineering manager.

Miller previously served as Toyota’s senior manager, production engineering, manufacturing and maintenance at the Columbus, Ind.-based facility, which manufactures the majority of Toyota lift trucks sold in the United States. He oversaw the manufacturing and maintenance departments in 2009. Miller and his team won the TICO President’s Award for their achievements in assembly line consolidation and the plant’s launch of Toyota’s 4-wheel AC electric lift truck. Miller began his professional career at Arvin Sango, an exhaust manufacturer and supplier for Toyota Motor North America.