A Westminster College and University of Utah graduate, Anthony L. Merritt, has been named general manager of the San Francisco Region for Toyota Motor Distributors, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Merritt, who received a bachelor's degree from Westminster and a master of business administration degree from the U., began his career with Toyota in 1981 as a merchandising manager in the Denver Region.Bob McCurry, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Sales, said Merritt's appointment is effective Jan. 1. Prior to joining Toyota, Merritt spent 13 years with Ford Motor Co. and in his last position with Ford was general field operations manager.