Ritsuo Shingo

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15 October 2020

Ritsuo Shingo

Online Live Training

15 October 2020

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Ritsuo Shingo

Former Executive President of Toyota China & Hino Motors China

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  • Following his father’s steps, he developed a very successful career in the automotive industry. Shingo started his career with Toyota Motor Company in 1970, after earning a law degree from Waseda University.
  • His father, Dr. Shigeo Shingo, distinguished himself as one of the world’s leading experts in improving manufacturing processes and he has been described as an “engineering genius” who helped create and write about many aspects of the revolutionary manufacturing practices which comprise the renowned Toyota Production System.
  • He helped in the start up of five Toyota manufacturing plants outside Japan.
  • Ritsuo Shingo spent more than 13 years in various roles at Toyota in Legal, Public relations and purchasing departments.
  • He spent 5 years in the US, starting up Toyota Detroit Office as a purchasing agent and at Toyota   Motor Kentucky, after that he returned to the Purchasing Department in Japan.
  • He worked also at Toyota Motor UK and then returned to the China Dept. in Japan.
  • In 1998, had newly established the Toyota first Joint Venture in China, “Sichuan Toyota Motor” and became the first president of the Joint Venture.
  • Joined Hino Motors in 2004 and was appointed as an officer responsible for China.
  • In 2007, had newly established the Joint Venture between Hino Motors and Guang-Qi Motors and became the first president of the Joint Venture.
  • In 2012 becomes President of “Institute Of Management Improvement”.

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