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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 22, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Real (Ray) Tanguay, '83

Toyotal Manufacturing Inc. & Honourary Cabinet Member

Ray Tanguay is the Senior Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation Japan Senior Vice-President, Toyota Motor North America Chairman, Toyota Manufacturing Canada.  Ray joined the Toyota Motor Company in 1991 and became the first Canadian President of TMMC in 2002 and Chairman in 2010. In 2011, was also named a Senior Managing Officer of the Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan and Senior Vice-President of Toyota Motor North America in New York.

Ray serves on Laurier’s School of Business & Economics Dean’s Advisory Council and on the University of Waterloo Engineering’s Dean’s Advisory Council. His global knowledge, expertise and passion for excellence continue to make him a much sought-after mentor and ambassador for the Canadian automotive industry.

He was named one of Laurier’s 100 Alumni of Achievement in 2011.

Degrees: 1983 Diploma (Business Management) Wilfrid Laurier University; Electrical Engineering Technology, St. Clair College