Vice President – Technical Administration Planning Office
Toyota Technical Center, Inc.
Kristen Tabar is the Vice President of the Technical Administration Planning Office at Toyota Technical Center (TTC) located in Saline, Michigan. TTC is a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc. (TEMA). In this position, Tabar is responsible for overseeing the Resource Planning & Management and Technical Administration responsibilities at Toyota Technical Center.
Prior to her current assignment, Tabar was the Vice President of Electrical Systems Engineering where she was responsible for overseeing the departments of the Electrical Systems Product Development. Before being promoted to Vice President, Tabar was the General Manager for Electrical Systems-1 department where she was responsible for the design and development of multimedia and telematics, including component, systems, and vehicle applications for all Lexus and Toyota models.
Tabar joined TTC in 1992 as an Associate Engineer, responsible for vehicle application audio development. Later that same year, she was promoted to the position of Engineer for audio systems and component development. In 1999, she was promoted to Manager, responsible for multimedia systems and component development for TTC-developed vehicles.
Prior to joining TTC, Tabar worked as a contract engineer with a Ford supplier in the quality group.
In 1991, Tabar earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), as well as the Audio Engineering Society (AES).