It’s too bad that they can’t talk directly to President Obama and introduce him to the Toyota Way and lean thinking…
Toyota Motor Corp. ‘s top-ranking U.S. executive will appear next week before the White House auto task force, a firm spokeswoman said. She said the meeting was introductory and stressed Toyota was not seeking any assistance or trying to influence the task force’s strategy for the U.S. industry’s restructuring. Jim Lentz, president of Toyota Motor Sales USA, will meet with the task force in Washington. “This is really an introductory visit,” said Toyota spokeswoman Martha Voss. “It is common practice for us to ‘make the rounds’ when a new administration and a new Congress come into power.”
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