James E. Press

Industry Leader of the Year Award 2006

Distinguished Service Citation Award 2003

Press is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., America’s fourth largest automobile company, and a member of the company’s board of directors. While serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Lexus Division from 1995 to 1999, Car and Driver named the GS 300/400 sedan to its top 10 list; Motor Trend awarded the GS 300/300 Import Car of the Year, the successful Lexus RX 300 sport utility vehicle was launched; and the division continued to top J.D. Power and Associates’ Vehicle Dependability Index among all care and truck brands.

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