Toyota's 1st Female Factory Head to Retire


New York, Sept. 26 (Jiji Press)--A U.S. arm of Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> said Thursday that Millie Marshall, the first female head of any factory of the Japanese automaker in the world, will retire on Nov. 1.

"We wish Millie all the best as she begins the next chapter of her life," Chris Reynolds, chief administrative officer for manufacturing and corporate services at Toyota North American Operations, said in a statement.

"We thank her for her many years of service to Toyota, which included her unwavering passion for mentoring, developing and sponsoring women" in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, he added.

"She has left an incredible mark on Toyota," he said. Marshall has worked for Toyota for about 28 years.

In 1991, Marshall joined Toyota as an employee at the information systems group at its vehicle and engine plant in Kentucky.

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