DETROIT—John McCandless has been named national manager of field operations for Toyota Motor Sales corporate communications. His new responsibilities will include corporate communications and community relations activities for Toyota's seven regional public relations field offices located in New York, Detroit, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix and Seattle. He will continue to be based in Detroit.
McCandless joined TMS in 1989 and expanded the scope of the TMS Detroit office to include public relations counsel and support to four regional Toyota and Lexus regional sales offices covering 15 Midwest states.
Prior to Toyota, he spent 14 years with Chrysler Corporation and American Motors. At Chrysler, he served in a number of posts, including manager of Dodge public relations from 1976 to 1980 and manager of international public relations from 1986 to 1990 when Chrysler began exporting to Europe, China and Japan. At American Motors, he was manager of sales and marketing communications from 1980 until 1986.