Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) recently bolstered its executive team with the addition of Bill Finerty as vice president of sales and marketing. Bill joins TMHU after an extensive search to find a replacement for Bob Bosworth, who announced his intention to retire early next year. During the transition, Bob assumes the title of senior vice president of sales and marketing for TMHU. In his new role, Bill will oversee the sales of Toyota forklifts at all authorized Toyota Material Handling dealerships in the United States and Canada. In addition to overseeing dealer and national account sales, he is responsible for marketing, warehouse products, automatic guided vehicles, rental and remarketing, and dealer development at TMHU.
“With his extensive experience in the capital equipment industry, particularly working with dealers and national account customers, we are confident Bill will be a great asset to TMHU,” said President Jeff Rufener. “We welcome Bill to the Toyota family and congratulate Bob on his well-deserved promotion.”
Bill has three decades of industry experience. Before joining TMHU, Bill served as vice president of the Diversified Products Division, and vice president of the Americas Distribution Services Division for Caterpillar Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of construction and industrial machinery. In his role at Caterpillar Inc., Bill implemented aggressive new product programs while utilizing lean manufacturing methodology and consolidation of the global manufacturing footprint resulting in significant improvements in market share, customer satisfaction and profitability. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, and advanced management certifications from Bradley University and the International Institute for Management Development. He is an advisory board member for the First Response Team of America, and is Six Sigma Greenbelt and Yellowbelt certified.