Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM), the Columbus, Ind. plant responsible for manufacturing the majority of Toyota lift trucks sold in the U.S., has named two new vice presidents. Tom DePalma is appointed vice president of quality assurance for TIEM, as well as vice president of quality assurance for Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA). Tim Barker is named vice president of corporate services for TIEM and vice president of corporate services for Toyota Industries North America, Inc. (TINA).
DePalma is responsible for all aspects of product quality at TMHNA, a company comprised of TIEM; Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.; and The Raymond Corporation, provider of electric lift trucks in North America.
Barker is responsible for the ongoing activities of several departments at TIEM including human resources; environmental health and safety; payroll; training and development; general affairs; customs compliance; building and grounds; and security. In addition, he is responsible for corporate services at TINA, a holding company.