Industry jobs: Roles filled at Toyota, Goodyear, CD Auction Group, Carzam and Activate Group

Toyota has announced Agustin Martin will take the role of president and managing director of Toyota (GB) from October 1, 2020.

Replacing Paul Van der Burgh who is retiring from the company, Martin is currently CEO of the London-based Toyota Connected Europe (TCEU) and vice president connected technologies at Toyota Motor Europe.

In his current role, he has been focusing on developing digital technologies that will enable Toyota future mobility business.

Martin built a career within Toyota European operations starting in 1995, including president and CEO of Toyota Spain from 2015, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) marketing director from 2012 and previously TME product planning general manager.

He holds a degree in business studies, specialising in marketing from the University of Valencia (1987-1992).

Dr Johan van Zyl, president and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe, said: “I am sure Agustin is a very worthy successor (of Paul) and will use his experience,

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Rotorua New Zealand – Mud Filled Adventure

Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s most famous tourist attractions of all time. Not only famous for their hot mud springs, hot water beaches and volcanic geysers, Rotorua is also the birthplace of the new trend of Zorbing.

Zorbing is ridiculously fun, rolling down a hill in a giant, cushioned PVC ball. Nothing says back sprain like that, does it?

Zorbing was created in the 1960’s, developed in the 1990’s, and has spread to far off lands like England, Australia, Chile and Argentina. You strap yourself into a huge, inflated PVC sphere and roll down a hill. Sounds simple, but is also unbelievably fun. You can also try the hydro- zorb version, where you’re not strapped down, but float on water in another ball held in the core of the outer ball. It’s kind of like rolling downhill on a waterslide.

But onto why you’re really here, the hot mud … Read More

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