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Hiraguri replaces Ballard in logistics role at Toyota Motor Europe

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Jonathan Ballard has left Toyota Motor Europe (TME) after 25 years with the company. He was most recently director of production control – manufacturing support, logistics at the company.

Toyota said Ballard had left on June 26th for personal reasons.

“We regret this decision but thank Jonathan for his contribution to Toyota spanning almost 25 years and wish him all the best for his future,” said a spokesperson for the company.

His successor is Hideo Hiraguri, previously technical director, production control – manufacturing support, logistics at TME.

Ballard switched jobs in January this year from his role on the aftermarket side of the business as director – parts supply chain at TME. Andy Sinton took over that position with a slightly altered job title as director – parts supply chain, value chain.

Toyota said it changed the division name from Aftersales to Value Chain in April this year to reflect changes in divisional roles and responsibilities.