Toyota North America promotes Lisa Materazzo, currently vice president of marketing for its Lexus division, to group vice president, Toyota Marketing. Materazzo’s other marketing-related roles at Toyota have included vice president, vehicle marketing and communications, and corporate manager, media strategy and digital engagement. She has also served as director of category marketing—automotive at AOL. In her new role, Materazzo will lead all Toyota division market planning, advertising, merchandising, sales promotion, incentives, NASCAR and motorsports and social and digital media. She will report to David Christ, group vice president and general manager, Toyota Division, TMNA. Materazzo succeeds Ed Laukes, who had been with the company since 1989.
CarLotz, a consignment-to-retail used vehicle marketplace, has names Michael Chapman chief marketing officer. Chapman comes to CarLotz from The Martin Agency, where he served as chief growth officer, overseeing brand strategy for all of the agency’s clients. He was previously senior planner for McCann, where he led global strategy for UPS. “Michael Chapman is a brand builder, with unrelenting ambition and a track record of marketing success,” said CarLotz CEO and co-founder Michael Bor. CarLotz recently announced that it would become a public company via a merger that is subject to closing conditions with special purpose acquisition company Acamar Partners Acquisition Corp.
Ingrooves Music Group, which is owned by Universal Music Group, has hired Liz Morentin as head of marketing and communications. Morentin was most recently executive vice president, corporate communications at Paradigm Talent Agency. Her previous positions include executive vice president, communications and media relations at Warner Bros. Records and senior vp, communications and marketing at Dick Clark Productions. At Ingrooves, Morentin will oversee brand marketing and communications as well as internal, external and B2B communications. “Her successful track record across a broad spectrum of entertainment companies, and her highly honed skills as a storyteller make her a perfect fit for this role,” said Ingrooves CEO Bob Roback.