Toyota has named UK chief, 50-year-old Miguel Fonseca, to lead its sales and marketing operations in Europe. Fonseca has been chosen to replace Andrea Formica who resigned earlier this month. According to sources, Formica will soon be heading sales at Fiat S.p.A.'s auto division. Fonseca, who is originally from Portugal, has held senior positions with Ford of Europe and Fiat.
In 2001, Fonseca joined Toyota as the managing director of Toyota Spain. And in September 2006, Fonseca was appointed to his present position as Toyota GB managing director. Fonseca’s appointment will take effect on October 1.
Taking over Fonseca’s post as managing director of Toyota GB is 43-year-old Jon Williams, currently the commercial director of Toyota and Lexus in Great Britain. [via autonews - sub. required]