ERLANGER, Ky. - Toyota announced Wednesday the retirements of Gary Convis, chairman of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) and executive vice president of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), and Gary Smallenberg, president of Canadian AutoParts Toyota, Inc., (CAPTIN).
Deryl Sturdevant, vice president of CAPTIN, will become CAPTIN’s new president, effective immediately.
Andrew McFadyen, general manager of CAPTIN, has been promoted to vice president of manufacturing and engineering at CAPTIN.
Convis began his career with Toyota, in 1984, at New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI), a joint venture with General Motors, as plant general manager responsible for manufacturing operations and personnel. In May 2000, he joined TMMK, as executive vice president, and became president and then chairman.
In June 2003, Convis’ responsibilities were expanded to include two additional assignments - managing officer at Toyota Motor Corp. and executive vice president of Toyota's North American manufacturing operations. In his retirement, Convis will serve as senior executive advisor to Toyota.
Smallenberg started his career in with CAPTIN in 1991 as vice president, secretary and member of the board. CAPTIN is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota. In January 1998, he was appointed to president and corporate secretary and was also named as a member of the Board of Directors of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
Before joining CAPTIN a year ago, Sturdevant served in a variety of roles at NUMMI, which he joined in 1990, including general manager of plant operations, and assistant general manager of human resources, environmental, engineering, maintenance and new model introduction.
TMMK is Toyota's largest manufacturing plant in North America.