Vice President, Electronic Systems Division
Toyota Motor North America Research and Development
Wayne Powell is the Vice President of the Electronic Systems Division at Toyota Motor North America Research & Development (TMNA R&D) based in York Township, MI. In this position, Mr. Powell is responsible for driver assist systems development and applications, vehicle cockpit electronics development and evaluation, and vehicle wiring systems development.
Mr. Powell joined TMNA R&D in 2008 and has been in the Electronic Systems Division for the last ten years.
From 2010 to 2017 he was responsible for the North American team developing multimedia and telematics vehicle systems. In 2017, he was a co-creator of the new Connected Technologies division at Toyota’s North American headquarters in Plano, TX, merging the responsibility for in-car multimedia and connectivity ecosystem development.
Prior to joining Toyota, Mr. Powell worked for the Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation.
Mr. Powell received a Master’s Degree in Technology Management from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.
Mr. Powell lives in Ann Arbor, MI.