Richard L. Gezelle, National Manager, Technical & Regulatory Affairs Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Rick Gezelle is National Manager of Technical and Regulatory Affairs for Toyota Motor North America.

Rick is responsible for coordinating Toyota's greenhouse gas (GHG) and CAFE regulatory activities, analyzing the impact of environmental and energy policy on Toyota's future powertrain development, and providing technical support for Toyota's legislative affairs activities.

Before joining Toyota in 2005, Rick worked in the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Transportation and Air Quality where he developed emissions regulations, compliance programs, and policy positions for mobile sources ranging from cars and trucks to bulldozers and locomotives.

Rick is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a BS in Mechanical Engineering (UMCP) and a MS in Engineering Management (UMUC).

Rick resides in West Friendship, Maryland with his wife and 3 children.