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Jim Press "one step below" Toyota’s Board

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MercuryNews.com | 06/04/2006 | Toyota N. America marks a milestone

Here is another article about Toyota's Jim Press, who along with Gary Convis, represents Americans rising high within Toyota's corporate structure.

Later this month, Jim Press will become the first non-Japanese president of Toyota Motor North America, overseeing sales and engineering divisions as well as 12 manufacturing plants in the United States and Canada.

Press is also a managing director of Toyota, one step below the board of directors.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent book is an anthology titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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