Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. recently announced management changes for its Toyota and Lexus divisions, and for Toyota Financial Services (TFS). The following executive assignments are effective immediately:
David Nordstrom, former vice president of TFS product and marketing, has been appointed vice president of Lexus marketing, a position previously held by Deborah Wahl Meyer. Nordstrom will be responsible for all marketing activities for the Lexus Division. Nordstrom will report to Jim Farley, group vice president and general manager of the Lexus Division.
Since joining TFS in 1990, Nordstrom has held numerous key management positions including corporate manager of product, remarketing and brand, and regional manager of TFS' Western Region.
Mike Wells, former vice president and general manager of the San Francisco Region, has been appointed vice president of TFS product and marketing, a position previously held by David Nordstrom. Wells will oversee the product development and marketing for TFS' insurance and finance products. Wells will report to David Pelliccioni, senior vice president of TFS sales and marketing.
Since joining Toyota in 1986, Wells has held numerous key management positions including vice president of sales and dealer development for Lexus, and vice president of marketing for Lexus. He also has held the positions of corporate and general manager of Toyota Financial Services, Insurance, and corporate manager and dean of dealer education and development at the University of Toyota.
Tom Devany, a former corporate manager of sales operations, has been appointed general manager of the San Francisco Region, a position previously held by Mike Wells. Devany will be responsible for directing sales, service and parts, marketing, customer service, market representation and distribution for Toyota Division dealers in the San Francisco Region. Devany will report to Bill Fay, vice president of sales in the Toyota Division.
Devany joined TMS in 1991 and worked most recently as a corporate manager in sales operations, where he served as the sales department liaison with regional and private distributor offices.