Title: Vice President, Quality Division
Vice President, Quality Division
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
Chief Quality Officer
North American Quality Task Force
Dino Triantafyllos is vice president of the quality division for Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), located in Erlanger, Kentucky. TEMA supports Toyota's engineering and manufacturing operations in North America.
As vice president of the quality division, Triantafyllos is responsible for field problem resolution implementation and Toyota’s quality system improvement and standardization. In addition, he supports quality control activities throughout Toyota’s plants in North America.
In April 2013, Triantafyllos was appointed to the additional position of Chief Quality Officer of the North American Quality Task Force. His responsibilities include executing a six-point action plan outlined by Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota Motor Corporation. The plan’s elements include improved quality assurance; enhanced customer research; strengthened quality management training; incorporation of best practices through outside professionals; closer cooperation with regulatory authorities; and improved regional autonomy.
Triantafyllos began his career at Chrysler Corporation in 1978 as a test engineer at the Chelsea Proving Grounds, and progressed through a series of positions, including a position in advanced engine systems development. He joined New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc., (NUMMI), a joint venture of Toyota and General Motors in Fremont, California in 1984 as a specialist in the quality control department where he worked for 14 years, eventually becoming assistant general manager.
In 1999, he was assigned general manager of NUMMI’s assembly department, and three years later general manager of NUMMI’s production control division.
In 2004, Triantafyllos was transferred to TEMA as general manager of quality control management in the quality division and subsequently became responsible for the customer quality engineering department.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Rutgers University.