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Toyota Material Handling Announces Organizational Changes

Columbus, IN (January 24, 2023) – Toyota Material Handling (TMH), the industry leader in material handling innovation, announces the promotion of Bill Byrd and Dan Kossow to director-level positions as part of a new strategic vision for the company’s organizational structure to further support and enhance operations and collaboration between corporate sales teams and its renowned nationwide TMH dealer network.


“These promotions are a reflection of Toyota’s ongoing commitment to providing customers with world-class service and expertise to meet their unique needs and challenges,” said Jaksa Pejnovic, TMH Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “It is our experience that one of the best ways to successfully uphold such a commitment is through a culture of continuous improvement in how and what we do – or ‘kaizen’ as we call it. We have an opportunity to enhance our collaboration as a team. Adding these executives to our management team positions us to pursue TMH’s vision for the future by leveraging their combined skills and talents for the benefit of our customers.”


As Director of Dealer Development, Byrd is charged with managing the company’s relationships with its industry-leading network of independent and equity dealers. Byrd, a 24-year industry veteran, has held several key roles since arriving at TMH in 2016, including his most recent position Senior Sales Manager for National Accounts.


In addition to his current responsibilities overseeing the company’s Heavy Duty Division, Kossow will assume Byrd’s former responsibilities in his new role as Director of National Accounts and Heavy Duty Sales. Kossow’s industry experience spans 24 years. He joined TMH in 2019 after the company’s acquisition of HOIST Liftruck.

Learn more about these and other members of Toyota Material Handling’s management team at ToyotaForklift.com.



About Toyota Material Handling


Toyota Material Handling offers material handling products and solutions, including forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers, pallet jacks, container handlers, automated guided vehicles, and tow tractors, along with aerial work platforms, fleet management services, and advanced automation engineering and design. Toyota’s commitment to quality, reliability and customer satisfaction, the hallmark of the Toyota Production System, extends throughout more than 230 locations across North America. With access to an industry-leading lineup of material handling products, Toyota dealers are uniquely positioned to help solve wide-ranging challenges in warehousing and distribution. Built for every application, Toyota can provide the most complete set of solutions for material handling, automation, energy, advanced logistics, and warehouse optimization. For more information or to learn more, visit ToyotaForklift.com.

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