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Toyota Names Brett Wood Vice President of Marketing, Product Planning, Dealer Development

Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc. - Irvine, CA

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Toyota Names Brett Wood Vice President of Marketing, Product Planning, Dealer Development

Press release date: February 13, 2006

IRVINE, Calif., (February 13, 2006) - Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) announced Brett Wood has been named vice president of marketing, product planning and dealer development. The appointment was effective January 1, 2006. "Brett has been instrumental in helping TMHU attain and grow its leadership position," said Shankar Basu, president and CEO of TMHU. "He consistently ensures we have the right products, strategy and marketing efforts to propel us forward in the marketplace." In his new position, Wood will be responsible for all aspects of product and strategic planning, marketing, dealer development and market representation Wood, who has been with TMHU for 16 years, most recently served as national product development, strategic planning and marketing services manager. Wood is actively involved in several trade organizations. He is a member of Modern Materials Handling's Editorial Advisory Board and the Electric Power Research Institute's Industry Advisory Council. He also is the first individual from Toyota to have served as chairman of the engineering committee for the Industrial Truck Association (ITA). Wood received a mechanical engineering degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. He and his wife, Jamie, reside in Manhattan Beach, Calif., with their daughter, Madison. Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU), the number one selling lift truck supplier in the U.S. since 2002, is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and offers a full line of high-quality lift trucks sold under the Toyota brand Built on a reputation for excellence, Toyota is known for its quality, reliability and durability. In fact, third-party research indicates Toyota lift trucks rank highest in quality and value among the top competitors. Quality is the hallmark of Toyota's world-renowned Toyota Production System practiced at all Toyota manufacturing facilities, including Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (TIEM) in Columbus, Ind. Most of the Toyota lift trucks sold in the United States are manufactured at TIEM. Toyota's commitment to excellence in customer service extends nationwide. Sixty-nine authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers, with a total of 184 dealership locations throughout the United States, offer comprehensive customer service support, including one-stop shopping for both new and Certified Used lift trucks, parts, service and financing. For more information on TMHU, please visit or call 1-800-226-0009. Contact: Melinda Beckett-Maines Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. 949-223-7722 Christine Welch RiechesBaird PR 714-573-0899, ext. 25


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