VP, Electronics Systems Div., Toyota Technical Center
Wayne Powell is the vice president of electrical systems at Toyota Technical Center, located in Ann Arbor, MI. TTC is Toyota’s North American R&D center, a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc. Powell is responsible for the development of electrical systems including body electronics, wiring systems, advanced driver assist systems, multimedia, and telematics systems for Toyota North America. He joined TTC in 2008 and has held positions in quality, body electronics, multimedia, and telematics before his promotion to vice president of the electronics division in 2014. Before joining TTC, Powell worked for the Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corp. in various areas of engineering, program management, manufacturing, and sales management.