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July 23rd, 2015 - COLUMBUS, Ind. – Toyota Industrial Equipment announced Cesar Jimenez has been promoted to director, product planning, technical services and warranty. He is the newest member of Toyota’s executive team

Jimenez began his career at Toyota as a college intern in the summer of 1996. Since then, he has held a number of positions including national product planning manager and most recently, national product planning and training manager. He has been instrumental in the successful launch of more than 25 material handling products during his career at Toyota.

“There are many reasons Toyota is successful, but great product performance and quality are essential,” said President Jeff Rufener. “Commensurate with a recent department reorganization, Cesar and his team now have responsibility for Toyota’s product line throughout its life cycle, including pre-development, launch, warranty and the ongoing resolution of any technical problems. Cesar's promotion reflects this significant new responsibility and his outstanding work over the course of his 19 years with Toyota.”

Jimenez is an active member of the material handling industry. He currently serves as the Industrial Truck Association’s Vice Chairman of the Energy Storage Systems Subcommittee and also is a member of the General Engineering Committee. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California.