Toyota?s Jim Press Discusses the Future.
Jim Press was recently appointed president of Toyota Motor North America in New York, the first non-Japanese to hold the post. He previously was president and chief operating officer of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Press currently is chair of the Alliance for Automobile Manufacturers, the industry?s top trade group. He is the first international auto executive to be elected to the post. Press was recently in Detroit delivering a speech to a businesswomen?s group, InForum, on new roles for women in the auto industry. Here?s his take on Toyota moving forward, his role, the competition and alternative fuel.