Christopher J. Tinto

Title: Group Vice President
Christopher J. Tinto
Group Vice President — Future Business Technology
Toyota Motor North America
Chris Tinto currently serves as the group vice president for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) in the One Toyota project management office. The team works on the new North America One Toyota infrastructure, site development, and move planning for the new corporate Headquarters in Plano, Texas. He also serves in the Future Business Technology group, with responsibility to implement new mobility business ventures approved for piloting or commercialization under Corporate Strategy and Planning (CS&P). 

Before his current role, Tinto was a senior advisor to Toyota Legal One where he advised on issues related to federal motor vehicle safety standards, in support of the Vehicle Safety Compliance Liaison office, the chief quality officer and the regional product safety executive.
Previously, Tinto was vice president of the Technical and Regulatory Affairs office for Safety at TMA in Washington, D.C. 

Tinto joined Toyota in 1994 as the company's main liaison to the federal government for issues related to motor vehicle safety in Washington D.C. His responsibilities focused on government safety rulemaking activities (e.g. federal motor vehicle safety standards), enforcement and compliance issues, third party vehicle crash testing (e.g. Insurance institute for highway safety and NCAP), and internal company initiatives related to motor vehicle safety.
Tinto has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland.

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