Title: Vice President - Body Design Division
Body Design Division
Toyota Motor North America, Research and Development
Dave Sawin is the vice president of body design division at the Toyota Motor North America Research & Development (TMNA R&D) center based in York Township, Mich. In this position, Sawin oversees body design operations for North America.
Prior to this assignment, Sawin was general manager of Body Design 2 and was responsible for body shell and exterior design.
Sawin joined Toyota Technical Center (TTC) in 1996 as an engineer in the Body Shell Design department. In 2009, he was promoted to general manager of the Quality Promotion Department, where he was responsible for design quality activities in North America. In 2011, he became general manager of Vehicle Performance Development 1, where he was responsible for body and chassis strength performance development.
Sawin earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.