Toyota R&D Advanced Mobility Update

  • Tuesday, June 08, 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Webinar


  • Must get prior approval and ask for registration code
  • Includes 1 year Membership
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Note: Registration closes at June 7th, 1pm Eastern Time.

SAA members are invited to hear directly from Toyota executives and get an update from the world’s largest automaker on June 8, 2021 for this exclusive webinar.

Technology is radically reshaping mobility in ways that will profoundly impact communities around the world.  Join us to hear from two of Toyota North America’s (TMNA) senior executives about how the company is leading the way to this mobility future:

Robert Young
Group Vice President, Purchasing Supplier Development
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Based at Toyota’s Research & Development headquarters in York Township, Mich., Young is responsible for overseeing all vehicle parts and materials, indirect manufacturing procurement and supplier development, and preparation for TMNA Research & Development. Young joined Toyota in 1995 and has served in a series of roles in the Purchasing division, including several buying and department general manager roles.


Monte Kaehr
Group Vice President, Advanced Mobility Research & Development
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Kaehr is responsible for technical strategy and planning of advanced mobility solutions. Previously, he served as the Toyota Sienna chief engineer, and prior to that, Toyota Camry chief engineer for the North American region. Kaehr joined Toyota in 1992 as a design engineer in Japan and moved to Toyota’s North American Research & Development division in 1998 where he progressed through a series of positions in Body Engineering and Product Development.


Daron Gifford
Plante Moran

Gifford is partner-in-charge of the firm’s strategy and automotive industry consulting practices. With more than four decades of industry experience in automotive, manufacturing, energy and experience, he is known for his versatility and thoughtful, strategic insights as a trusted advisor to executives globally.

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