Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) and Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM) announced management changes, including the appointment of Martin Boyd to vice president of product planning and marketing for TMHU and Tony Miller to vice president of production engineering, design engineering, manufacturing and maintenance for TIEM.
“These executives bring Toyota an extraordinary blend of leadership combined with material handling industry expertise,” said Brett Wood, president of TMHU. “Martin and Tony will be instrumental in continuing Toyota’s leadership in quality and product development initiatives for the number one selling lift truck brand in America.”
Boyd formerly served as the company’s national product planning and marketing manager. A TMHU associate since 1999, Boyd oversees the product planning, product support, marketing, product marketing and event planning departments and has reported directly to TMHU’s president since 2008. Prior to joining Toyota, Boyd spent seven years working for NACCO Material Handling Group, Inc. in various positions ranging from design engineer to service engineering manager. As a member of the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), Boyd has served as chairman of the air quality subcommittee and currently represents Toyota on the general engineering committee.
Miller previously served as TIEM’s senior manager, production engineering, manufacturing and maintenance at the Columbus, Ind.-based facility, which manufactures the majority of Toyota lift trucks sold in the United States. He assumed responsibility for the manufacturing and maintenance departments in 2009, reporting directly to TIEM’s president. Miller joined TIEM in 1996 as a production engineer and has held several positions in the production engineering department. During this time period, he was influential in leading TIEM’s upstart of hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic hosing, laser cutting and sheet metal forming. Miller began his professional career at Arvin Sango, an exhaust manufacturer and supplier for Toyota Motor North America.