Randall W. Stephens
Group Vice President, Product Performance Engineering - Vehicle, Materials, & Development Quality
Toyota Motor North America Research and Development
Randy Stephens is a Group Vice President of Product Performance Engineering at Toyota Motor North American Research & Development (TMNA R&D) based in York Township, Michigan. In this position, Stephens is responsible for overall Vehicle Performance, Materials Engineering and Development Quality.
Mr. Stephens joined Toyota in 1992 as a design engineer in Chassis Design, responsible for trucks and passenger cars. In 2000, he moved to Development Planning Office as a program manager, where he was a member of the 2002 Camry project team. In 2001, Mr. 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 TMNA R&D. In 2009, he was appointed to as the Chief Engineer of the Avalon. Stephens also lead the related projects as well including the 2015 Camry Development, 2016 Lexus ES Localization. In addition to being Chief Engineer, 2018, he was appointed Group Vice President of the Product Development Office.
Mr. 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, Mr. Stephens worked for Mazda Motor Mfg., USA as an engineer.
Mr. Stephens earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.