"Over my 40-plus year career, I've never lost my passion for the auto business," said Yoshi Inaba, president and COO, Toyota Motor North America. "And I must tell you, I am more excited about the industry today than ever. And you might ask why. I would answer: 'Because after several incredibly tough years, the auto industry is making a strong comeback. That's positive news for everyone here because the auto industry is the largest manufacturing sector in the nation.'"