Don Esmond, SVP, Toyota

Don Esmond, SVP, Toyota

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI – Don Esmond is senior vice president, automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc.

The good news – the bad year is behind Toyota.

Toyota has had some recalls, how has that affected the Toyota image?

How much of your production will be in the U.S. because of the yencost versus the dollar cost?

Is any of your superior R&D done in the United States?

Will you keep all your R&D and IT for your Panasonic battery in Japan?

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.