John Howett

John Howett studied at Loughborough College of Technology and joined Toyota in the late 1970s, starting out as a team coordinator with Ove Andersson's Toyota Team Europe, which was based in Brussels at the time. He moved back to Britain in 1980 and went to work with Toyota (GB) Ltd and worked in after-sales service until 1991 when he went back to Belgium to be part of Toyota Motor Marketing Europe and worked his way up to become Vice-President for Toyota/Lexus sales and marketing in January 2001. At the start of 2003 he moved to Cologne to be President of Toyota Motorsport.