Toyota Motor Corp. Senior Managing Officer and North America CEO Jim Lentz
HOMETOWN: Glen Ellyn, Ill. Now lives in Los Angeles area.
FAMILY: Married for 36 years, two sons.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in marketing and economics, master’s of business administration in finance, University of Denver.
CAREER: Started with Ford Motor Co. as a merchandising manager. Joined Toyota in 1982 as merchandising manager in Portland, Ore. Held multiple positions with the company including general manager of Los Angeles region, vice-president of Scion when the youth-oriented brand was launched, Toyota Division group vice-president in charge of sales and marketing for Toyota and Scion brands, and president, chief operating officer of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.,
DAILY RIDE: Toyota Prius gas-electric hybrid.
FavourITE CARS: 1973 Porsche 911, 1963 Buick Riviera, supercharged Toyota MR2 sports car.