Toyota Promotes Robert Bosworth To Vice President Of Sales

IRVINE, Calif., (August 22, 2005)-Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) today announced Robert Bosworth has been promoted to vice president of sales. The appointment was effective July 1, 2005.

"Bob has proven to be an integral part of TMHU's growth in recent years, helping to secure and maintain our position as the number one selling lift truck supplier in the U.S.," said Dr. Shankar Basu, president and CEO of TMHU. "His knowledge and experience in the industry, combined with his enthusiasm and dedication to Toyota, make Bob the ideal person to oversee our continued expansion."

In his new position, Bosworth will oversee all aspects of Toyota lift truck sales, including dealer, national account and fleet sales, as well as the warehouse product and rental and remarketing groups. Previously, Bosworth was national dealer sales manager for TMHU where he designed, promoted and implemented all sales incentive programs. He has worked in the material handling industry for 26 years.

Bosworth holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University and is a member of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association. He and his wife, Janice, reside in Villa Park, Calif.

TMHU 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 dependability. Most of the Toyota lift trucks sold in the United States are manufactured in Columbus, Ind., at Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing.

Toyota's commitment to excellence in customer service extends nationwide. Seventy authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers with a total of 186 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.

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