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Wilbert W. James
President/Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.

In July 2010, Wil James became the seventh president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK). He leads Toyota's largest automotive manufacturing plant in the world, which produces the Camry, America’s best-selling car; Avalon; and the ES 350, the only U.S.-produced Lexus.  Additionally, James champions quality initiatives for Toyota’s fourteen North American manufacturing plants.

James’ career with Toyota began in 1987, supervising a team of about 20 people. He has since served in several senior leadership positions across Toyota’s manufacturing network in the United States, from Kentucky to Indiana to Long Beach, California. As president of TMMK, he oversees a nearly $6 billion operation, which employs over 7,500 people.