Team Members

Norm Bafunno Tackles a Mountain
August 08, 2017

Norm Bafunno Tackles a Mountain

Our new chief competitiveness officer has a tall task in changing the culture of TMNA. Luckily, he’s most at home challenging the status quo. “We can not be just an idea company,” Bafunno says. “We have to be implementers.”


Making Change
August 08, 2017

Making Change

With only five business days each month to order new vehicles, it’s imperative that team members in the Regions can quickly access data. With its color coding and sortable tabs, the Sales Optimization Tool sheds new light on market opportunities. 


On the Move
August 02, 2017

On the Move

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, (TMMI) is one of three plants that now have mobility trams that allow visitors who use wheelchairs to take part in tours.

 


Road Trip: Mid-Summer Brake Check
August 02, 2017

Road Trip: Mid-Summer Brake Check

As we pass the midway point of summer, we pause to take a look at the good times we’ve had, and we embrace the road trips coming up in the future. 


Safety Summit
July 25, 2017

Safety Summit

A recent gathering of representatives from throughout the Toyota organization, including several high-ranking executives, cast a spotlight on the company's commitment to the safety of team members who work on the assembly lines of its North American manufacturing facilities.


The Stuff of Dreams
July 25, 2017

The Stuff of Dreams

Dreams really do come true. For Francisco Montes, plastics team leader at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK), that’s not just soaring rhetoric. It’s the actual path his life has taken since he came to this country from Cuba 10 years ago.


Gone Fishin’
July 25, 2017

Gone Fishin’

A year ago, TMMK team member Scott Keene and his wife lost their three-year-old daughter to heart failure. So when his colleagues at the Kentucky plant saw an opportunity to buoy his spirits by sending him on a fishing trip with their managers, they didn't hesitate to rally to his cause.


Nied to Know: Virtual Reality
July 19, 2017

Nied to Know: Virtual Reality

Did you know Toyota has a virtual reality studio in Torrance? When we found out this bit of information, we had to try it out to see how this still-growing technology is going to change our industry. But we also had to goof off a little, too.


Welcome to Our New North American Home
July 12, 2017

Welcome to Our New North American Home

Toyota Motor North America officially opened its new home last week, as dignitaries, community leaders and members of the media gathered to take a look at what can happen when a company looks into the future. 


Road Trip!: Taking to the Great Wide Open
July 05, 2017

Road Trip!: Taking to the Great Wide Open

Oh, the places you'll go! Summer is here and that means vacation time. If you're hitting the open road this summer, we want to hear about it.



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