Finbarr O'Neill, co-chairman and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America, on Sept. 23 announced the hiring of Michael Tocci as senior vice president, sales, distribution and fleet, MMNA sales division. Tocci will oversee U.S. sales operations, dealer development, distribution, logistics, fleet and remarketing, reporting to Greg O'Neill and Finbarr O'Neill. Tocci has 27 years' industry experience, having worked for Ford Motor Co. and most recently at Hyundai Motor America. From 1991 through 2003, Tocci served as general manager of Hyundai's eastern region, overseeing a 13-state area that generated sales volume of more than 120,000 units in 2002 at 186 dealer locations. Before that, Tocci worked in a variety of sales, marketing, parts and operations positions at Hyundai's Southern Region in Atlanta and at company headquarters in Fountain Valley, Calif. Tocci's appointment is effective immediately.