Title: Group Vice President and Chief Divisional Information Officer / Executive Vice President, Business Planning & Strategy, Toyota Connected
Group Vice President and Chief Divisional Information Officer, TMNA
Executive Vice President, Chief Business Development Officer, Toyota Connected
Sandy Lobenstein is group vice president and chief divisional information officer for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and executive vice president and chief business development officer for Toyota Connected.
As Chief Divisional Information Officer, Lobenstein is responsible for Information Systems, Business Enablement teams throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Business Enablement engages with the enterprise across sales, manufacturing, logistics, R&D and corporate services to develop systems, applications and services that create value and enhance Toyota’s North American operations.
Lobenstein also serves as executive vice president and chief business development officer for Toyota Connected. In this global role, Sandy is responsible for strategy, sales and new business development for Toyota Connected. TC specializes in data management, analytics and service development for Toyota’s connected vehicle fleet. TC also develops and operates Toyota’s global Mobility Services Platform which enables fleet management, car-sharing and other mobility services for Toyota distributors around the globe.
Prior to his current role, Lobenstein served as vice president, Connected Vehicle Technologies , responsible for the strategy and planning of audio and multimedia products as well as the development, engineering and operations of TMNA’s telematics services for the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Lobenstein also served as vice president of vehicle pricing and cross carline product planning for the Toyota and Lexus brands in the U.S., as well as product planning and pricing for Toyota de Mexico and Toyota de Puerto Rico.
Since beginning his career at Toyota in 1990, Lobenstein has held a variety of roles at Toyota Motor Sales headquarters in the Torrance, California and Toyota Division field offices, including district manager of the Los Angeles Region, product marketing manager for Toyota trucks and product planning manager for Lexus and Toyota.
Lobenstein holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from San Diego State University and an MBA from California State University, Dominguez Hills.