Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc.
Randy Stephens is a Chief Engineer in the Product Development Office at Toyota Technical Center (TTC), located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. TTC, Toyota’s North American R&D center, is a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc. (TEMA). He is responsible for overall vehicle development of the Avalon.
Stephens joined TTC in 1992 as a design engineer in Chassis Design, responsible for trucks and passenger cars. In 2000, he moved to DPO as a program manager, where he was a member of the 2002 Camry project team. In 2001, Stephens was appointed as the 2002 Avalon’s Executive Program Manager. In this role, he was responsible for Avalon’s overall design and engineering development for TTC.
Stephens began his automotive engineering career at Motor Wheel Corp., serving from 1985-1989 as a design engineer, responsible for passenger car wheels, then as a manufacturing engineer for passenger car brakes. From 1989-1992, he worked for Mazda Motor Mfg., USA as an engineer, where he was responsible for supplier manufacturing processes, including machining and stamping.
Stephens earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He is currently a member of SAE.