Wilbert W. (Wil) James, Jr.

by LP Green, II
Wilbert W. James, Jr.
Wilbert W. (Wil) James, Jr.
President Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.
Boards: Atkore International, Central Bank and Trust

Wilbert W. James, Jr. is the President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. for Toyota, the world’s top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through its Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands.


From 1987 to 2006, James was affiliated with Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky. His almost 20-year career with TMMK encompassed many career moves. He was named Vice President of Manufacturing in January 2003. As Vice President, James’ responsibilities included overseeing all vehicle manufacturing operations as well as Production Control. He was General Manager of Assembly, responsible for engineering, maintenance, production and internal parts conveyance for Kentucky’s two assembly lines.


James currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.


James holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University.

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