Greig Mordue leaves Toyota Canada for McMaster

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CAMBRIDGE, ONT. – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada has some big shoes to fill as Greig Mordue is moving on to McMaster University.

Mordue served the automaker as general manager of its Canadian operations, including the assembly plants in Cambridge and Woodstock, and was often the face of the company as its communications spokesperson.

He served with the automaker for 23 years.

At McMaster University in Hamilton, he takes on the role associate professor in the department of economics, with a cross appointment between the faculties of social science and engineering.

His title at McMaster is ArcelorMittal Dofasco Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Policy.

He has a PhD in business and has been on the dean's advisory board in management and economics at the University of Guelph and is a board member for the Council for Automotive Human Resources.

At McMaster, he will be taking part in public policy discussions about the future of manufacturing in Canada.

“That is something I am passionate about,” he said. “I am looking forward to getting a new generation excited about the potential of manufacturing to generate employment.”

Mordue officially left Toyota on July 1, but will continue to do some work for the automaker during a “transition phase.”

He said he was always proud to work for Toyota.

“It is a great organization. It has well defined values and it lives by them.”