Motor Corp.’s shareholders reportedly give the nod for Jim Press, president-Toyota Motor North America, to join the auto maker’s board of directors, making Press the first non-Japanese member of Toyota’s board.
The approval came during’s annual shareholders meeting in Tokyo today. Toyota announced Press’ appointment to its board in April, saying he would be promoted from a managing officer to a senior managing director.
Press, who previously served as head of Toyota’s U.S. sales arm, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., last year became the first non-Japanese executive to be named to head TMNA, the auto maker’s North American holding unit based in New York City.
Press joined Toyota in 1970, having previously worked forMotor Co.