December 11, 2019 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has appointed Frank Voss as president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC), effective
January 1, 2020.
Fred Volf, current president of TMMC, is retiring after 32 years with Toyota, also effective January 1.
Voss was most recently the vice-president, administration and corporate secretary at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc. (TMMK), replaces Volf as president of TMMC.
With over 30 years of automotive manufacturing experience, Voss held several management positions at TMMC before his time at TMMK, including general manager of the Lexus manufacturing division, general manager of production control, and general manager of information systems.
As president of TMMC, Voss will be responsible for all production and administrative functions at the manufacturing facility, which produces the Toyota RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h. He will report to Brian Krinock, senior vice-president, vehicle manufacturing at TMNA.
Volf started his Toyota career at TMMC in 1987, as a facility engineer before moving quickly to manufacturing. Prior to his promotion to president in 2015, Volf was vice-president, manufacturing for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, and had been vice-president, manufacturing at TMMC before that.
In his time as president, Volf led the transition at TMMC to build the RAV4, including the new 2019 model built on the TNGA platform.
TMMC has manufactured vehicles in Canada for more than 30 years and currently employs more than 8,500 team members at its facilities in Cambridge and Woodstock, Ontario.