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Toyota Material Handling U.S.A. announces management changes

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) recently announced several key management changes. The following position changes have been made: Payman Shabbak promoted to strategic planning manager; Troy Kaiser appointed distribution services manager; Mike Cockrell appointed northeast territory manager; Jerry Clark hired as a national account manager; Bruce Marti promoted to customer support and service (CSS) and parts marketing manager; Luis Chaves appointed sales and product training manager; Elizabeth Agnew hired as a national account manager; and David Humphry promoted to national account/fleet sales support manager.

"Congratulations to these managers on their new positions," said Dr. Shankar Basu, president and CEO of TMHU.  "At TMHU we pride ourselves on our dedicated staff, whose performance has contributed to Toyota becoming the number one selling lift truck in the U.S."

Payman Shabbak oversees long-term and short-term planning, economic forecasting, and strategic initiatives and communication with the Industrial Truck Association (ITA).

In his new position, Troy Kaiser oversees the distribution and sales administration department.

Michael Cockrell now oversees all sales activities for Toyota's Northeast dealers.

Jerry Clark's previous experience includes work for Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklifts America, GB Sales & Service Inc. and Crown Equipment Corp.

Bruce Marti has also worked as CSS marketing administrator and territory parts and service manager, and has twice won the coveted Territory Parts and Service Manager of the Year award.

Luis Chaves is responsible for managing TMHU's sales and product training, developing sales and product training materials and programs, and competitive analysis and comparisons.

Elizabeth Agnew has been hired as a national account manager to oversee customers in her territory that have more than 500 lift trucks in their fleets.

David Humphry has been with Toyota for 24 years in various capacities.
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