For 40 years, Toyota has employed local talent to help us discover exactly what the people in the community want when it comes to purchasing a new vehicle. At Toyota’s Calty Design Research Facilities in California and Michigan, we have gathered some of the brightest minds in the business to address the needs of communities throughout the U.S. Calty provides design solutions for Toyota product development and supports United States production design, including color and trim. Activities at the facility include research, advanced design, competitive design, production design, and philanthropic outreach. Continue Reading
Being born and raised in Detroit, cars have always held a special place in my heart. More than 38 years ago I began my career in automobile manufacturing as a production team member in Detroit. After decades of holding many manufacturing and engineering positions, my career took a pleasant turn. After serving as Vice President of Manufacturing for a Toyota joint venture in Fremont, California, I finally joined the Toyota team as Executive Vice President of Manufacturing at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK). Continue Reading
For more than 35 years, the Toyota Technical Center (TTC) has been an important driving force behind Toyota’s North American Engineering and Research and Development activities, overseeing the design and development of some of America’s most popular vehicles. TTC has several R&D facilities located in Michigan, California and Arizona, employing over 1,100 team members. TTC is engaged in the research, design, development and evaluation of automobiles and their parts and components. TTC -Michigan also houses the Toyota Research Institute of North America, and the Collaborative Safety Research Center. Both centers actively collaborate with North America’s top research institutions in the areas of materials, electronics, future mobility and safety.
My name is Ed Mantey, and I am a Vice President of TTC’s Corporate Strategy, Product Development and Technical Administration divisions. I oversee a variety of activities focused on the planning and execution of NA R&D priorities.