DETROIT β€” Piston Group, the Detroit car provider controlled by previous NBA star Vinnie Johnson, said Wednesday it appointed the previous president of Toyota’s producing advanced in Kentucky to the firm’s board of administrators.

The appointment of Wilbert James Jr., sixty four, was powerful Thursday, spokesman Shaun Wilson said.

As president of Toyota Motor Production Kentucky, James was responsible for extra than 10,000 workers. He was with Toyota for about thirty years and was most very pleased of main the operation to its Platinum J.D. Power Award, according to a press release from Piston Group.