Former GM executive tapped for Toyota board

Associated Press
Former GM executive tapped for Toyota board

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2002 file photo, General Motors Group Vice President Mark T. Hogan, left, speaks as Toyota Motor Corp. President Fujio Cho looks on during a press unveiling of compact sport utility vehicle "Voltz," jointly designed by Toyota and General Motors Corp. in Tokyo. Toyota has tapped a former executive at U.S. rival General Motors to be on its board, the first time in the Japanese automaker's 76-year history it is appointing board members from outside the company. The appointment of Hogan, effective April 1, which was announced at a press conference in Tokyo Wed., March 6, 2013, underlines efforts at Toyota Motor Corp. to grow more international, nimble, transparent and responsive to regional markets as it recovers from difficult years, including the massive recall fiasco in the U.S., to regain its position as the world's top automaker. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

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