Carl Klemm

Carl Klemm

Former President and CEO of Toyota Motor Manufacturing

50 years in automotive manufacturing. 25 years in Toyota. Retired after 11 years as the head of Toyota plants. 6 years in consulting for many and varied organisations. Carl worked in manufacturing in the automotive industry for 49 years.

Starting as a 5-year engineering apprentice with Vauxhall Motors (General Motors in the UK) and ending the last 6 years as president and CEO of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland.

Many years were spent in Quality and Production. He was able to work directly with hundreds of supplier companies and also with similar numbers of distributors and dealerships, throughout the world.

He has long harboured an ambition to support as many organisations as possible to benefit from Toyota’s excellent practices.

In line with his ambition, whilst head of the Toyota Deeside plant in North Wales, Carl founded the Toyota Lean Management Centre (TLMC). The centre is based in the plant and is operated by Toyota members. It provides the opportunity for any organisation to see, question, learn and practise the methods Toyota operates in a working facility. The centre has supported more than 450 organisations since its inception in 2008.

Since retiring from Toyota, Carl has directly supported many and varied organisations and continues to do so.

Carl Klemm