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  • Magazine Article
  • 20AUTP04_15
Published April 01, 2020 by SAE International in United States
  • English

With a growing number of R&D activities centered on advanced mobility, defining and aligning the efforts are the goals of a newly created position at Toyota Motor North America: Group VP of Advanced Mobility R&D. In that role, Jeff Makarewicz is focused on technical, business and product strategy/planning.

Makarewicz was previously the group VP of the Vehicle, Quality, & Safety Engineering function responsible for Vehicle Performance, Materials Engineering, Safety Research and Quality Promotion. He joined TMNA R&D in 1990 as an engineer in the Materials Engineering Department and has held various positions in the areas of product planning, research, design, development and evaluation.