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June 1st, 2012 - Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU), the supplier for the No. 1 selling lift truck in North America, today announced the appointment of Edward Neyer as director of dealer operations. In this role, Neyer will oversee the operations of dealerships owned wholly or in part by Toyota from the company’s overall base of more than 70 authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers and more than 220 forklift dealership locations throughout North America.

“Neyer brings more than three decades of experience in the material handling business, in particular at the dealer level, to TMHU,” said Alan Cseresznyak, senior vice president of administration at TMHU “He is a welcome addition to our team and will help strengthen our dealer network.”

Prior to TMHU, Neyer was the vice president of service operations at Pon Material Handling in Houston, Texas. Neyer’s tenure in the material handling industry also includes serving as president and CEO of Portman Equipment Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Throughout his career, Neyer has successfully overseen dealer operations that resulted in increased market share, revenue and profitability.

Neyer is a graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he received both his master’s degree in business administration, and his bachelor’s degree in marketing.

About Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.

Celebrating 45 years of established operations, TMHU is the supplier for the No. 1 selling lift truck in North America since 2002. In addition to the full line of high-quality lift trucks sold under the Toyota brand, the company’s extended industrial equipment solutions include Automated Guided Vehicles and tow tractors.

Quality is the hallmark of the Toyota Production System practiced at all Toyota manufacturing facilities, including Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM), a zero-landfill facility in Columbus, Ind. TIEM, named a 2011 North American Best Plant by IndustryWeek magazine, is a member of the National Safety Council, complies with the ISO 14001 standard from the International Organization for Standardization and has produced more than 400,000 Toyota lift trucks since its opening in 1990.

Toyota's commitment to excellence in customer service extends throughout the U.S. and Canada. Toyota dealers offer comprehensive customer service and support, including one-stop shopping for both new and used lift trucks, rentals, parts and service, fleet servicing and financing. For more information on TMHU, please visit, or or call 1-800-226-0009.