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Toyota Material Handling Promotes Bruin, Linnemann to Vice President

COLUMBUS, Ind. (June 23, 2021) — Toyota Material Handling (TMH) has announced the promotion of two key executives on the TMH management teamBret Bruin has been promoted to Vice President of Aftermarket Operations and Josh Linnemann has been promoted to Vice President of Engineering.


Bruin’s leadership has been integral in raising the profile of Toyota’s industry-leading aftermarket product and service lines. During his tenure, Bruin’s responsibilities have grown to include the management of Toyota’s service parts sales and field service operations, Heavy Duty Truck aftermarket support, Toyota Lean Management, and strategic account management. Bruin has also championed the recent consolidation of Toyota’s various telematics, e-commerce, and Fleet Management teams to form the company’s new Advanced Services Group.


Linnemann’s responsibilities have grown in keeping pace with the market’s increasing demand for customized material handling solutions. In his new role, Linnemann will lead Toyota’s North American new product development engineering staff and advanced research, development, and product testing teams.


“More and more, our customers are demanding unique solutions designed specifically to meet their needs,” said Jeff Rufener, TMH President and CEO. “Bret and Josh respectively have made invaluable contributions to our success. Their promotions reflect the significance of their achievements.”


Learn more about Toyota Material Handling’s lineup of material handling products and solutions by visiting ToyotaForklift.com.


About Toyota Material Handling 


Toyota Material Handling products are proudly built in the United States, 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. For more information, visit ToyotaForklift.com.

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