Edward J. Mantey serves as Executive Advisor to the Corporate Strategy and Planning office at Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) located in Plano, Texas. Mantey also serves as Executive Advisor at Toyota Motor North America, Research and Development (TMNA R&D) based in York Township, Michigan. Prior to his current assignment, Mantey was Senior Vice President of the Product Development Office. Mantey joined Toyota in 1991 with responsibility for overseeing the structural evaluations of products developed in North America. From 1996 to 2000, Mantey held the position of Executive Engineer for Development, Planning and Operations where his responsibilities included the position of chief engineer for the 2000 Avalon. Mantey earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University.