PLANO, Texas – Toyota Motor North America announced announced executive changes across its North American operations that take effect April 1.

Former Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana president Norm Bafunno will be promoted to senior vice president, Unit Manufacturing and Engineering, TMNA, in Plano, where he will be responsible for all unit plants and unit production engineering in North America.

John Kennelly will be promoted to group vice president, Competitiveness Project, in Plano, where he will have responsibilities for identifying opportunities to realize revenue enhancement and cost reduction leading to greater regional performance.

Doug Beebe was promoted to vice president, Enterprise Resource Planning on Jan. 22.

Kazuo Noda was promoted to vice president, Executive Office, Toyota Motor Credit Corporation, effective Jan. 1.

Jeff Moore will retire March 31 after completing more than 19 years of service to Toyota. He is senior vice president, Unit Manufacturing and Engineering, TMNA, in Georgetown, Kentucky.

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