IRVINE, Calif., (Nov. 23, 2010) ¡V Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) today announced the promotion of Cesar Jimenez to national product planning manager. With this promotion, Jimenez is responsible for the product planning activities for all classes of lift trucks distributed by TMHU and developing new products and services to meet the demands of Toyota¡¦s material handling customers.
"Cesar's relentless work ethic, attention to detail and enthusiasm combined with his ability to manage efficiently and effectively is, and will continue to be, a valuable asset to the future of TMHU," said Martin Boyd, vice president of product planning and marketing at TMHU.
Jimenez began his career at Toyota as a college intern in the summer of 1996. Since then, he has played an instrumental role in the successful launch of more than 20 material handling products. During his career at Toyota, Jimenez has held a number of positions including market application engineer, product planning engineer, product marketing engineer, and electric product planning and product marketing manager.
In 1993, Jimenez was the recipient of a Toyota-funded four-year scholarship from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), an organization that provides the Latino community with more college scholarships and support than any other in the world. For more than 20 years, Toyota has partnered with HSF to help provide more than $2 million in scholarships - and awarded 25 scholarships in one year alone.
Jimenez earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California. He resides in Long Beach, Calif., with his wife and two daughters.
About Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.
Celebrating more than 40 years of established operations in the United States, Irvine, Calif.-based Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc., (TMHU) has been the No. 1 selling lift truck supplier in the U.S. since 2002. In addition to the full line of high-quality lift trucks sold under the Toyota brand, the company's extended industrial equipment solutions include: Aichi aerial work lifts"oscissor lifts, crawler and wheeled boom lifts"oAutomated Guided Vehicles, and electric and diesel tow tractors.
Quality is the hallmark of the Toyota Production System practiced at all Toyota manufacturing facilities, including Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM) where Toyota's diesel tow tractors are manufactured. Most of the Toyota lift trucks sold in the United States are manufactured at TIEM, a zero-landfill facility, in Columbus, Ind.
TIEM, and all Toyota manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Canada, comply with the ISO 14001 standard from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and have been honored for their environmental management systems and dedication to continuous improvement.
Toyota's commitment to excellence in customer service extends nationwide. Sixty-eight authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers, with a total of 188 dealership locations throughout the United States, offer comprehensive customer service and support, including one-stop shopping for both new and used lift trucks, rentals, parts and service, fleet servicing and financing. For more information on TMHU, please visit www.toyotaforklift.com, www.facebook.com/ToyotaForklift or twitter.com/ToyotaForklift or call 1-800-226-0009.
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