Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc.
E. Charles (Chuck) Gulash is a Senior Executive Engineer at Toyota Technical Center (TTC), the North American R&D division of Toyota Motor Corporation. He is currently Director of Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center and is also involved in advanced research as part of the Toyota Research Institute of North America.
Gulash joined TTC in 1996 as General Manager of Vehicle Evaluation at the Arizona Proving Ground and has held a series of leadership roles in vehicle evaluation, performance development, materials development and advanced research. He became Vice President of Vehicle Evaluation in 1999, Vice President of Vehicle Evaluation & Engineering in 2002 and Vice President of Research & Materials Engineering in 2006, before assuming his current position in 2011.
Prior to joining TTC, Gulash held various engineering and management positions at General Motors Corporation, where he was involved with vehicle safety, design engineering and total vehicle development.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and is a recipient of the SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award. He serves on the External Advisory Boards of the University of Michigan Mechanical Engineering Department and Transportation Research Institute, as well as the Visiting Committee at the College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan – Dearborn. Gulash also serves as a Board Member of SPARK, a public-private partnership to advance innovation-based economic development in the Ann Arbor region.