Toyota Motor Corp. names Tetsuo Agata president and chief operating officer of Toyota Motor Engineering & Mfg. North America Inc. (TEMA).

Agata previously served as executive vice president of Toyota’s European research and development and manufacturing operations.

He also is promoted to senior managing director of TMC, the auto maker says.

Agata replaces Seiichi Sudo, who returns to Japan to become president of Toyota Motor Kyushu Inc.

Toyota says Shigeki Terashi is named executive vice president of TEMA, president of Toyota Technical Center and promoted to a managing officer of TMC.

Terashi previously served as chief executive engineer of Toyota Development Center 1 in Japan.

He replaces Yasuhiko Ichihashi, who returns to Japan to become senior managing director for Toyota’s global R&D activities, the auto maker says.