TodayApril 16, 2022

Don Esmond, SVP, Toyota

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI 

Toyota 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?

Toyota Production

How much of your production will be in the U.S. because of the yen cost 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?

Lou Ann Hammond

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 founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.