Wilbert W. James has served as a director since May 2019. Mr. James is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Affiliated Transactions Committee.
Mr. James had a 30-year career with Toyota Motors, with his most recent role as President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky (July 2010 – December 2017). In that role, he led Toyota’s largest automotive manufacturing plant in the world and oversaw a nearly $6 billion operation that employed more than 7,500 people. Additionally, he championed quality initiatives for Toyota’s 14 North American manufacturing plants.
Mr. James currently serves as a director on the boards of Columbia Forest Products and Atkore International. He earned an Associates in Applied Science from Old Dominion, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University, as well as an honorary doctorate of engineering from the University of Kentucky and an honorary degree from the University of Pikeville in 2015.