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Takeshi Uchiyamada Named SAE International Fellow

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 24, 2014 -

SAE International announced that Takeshi Uchiyamada was elected as a 2013-2014 SAE Fellow. Uchiyamada was one of 22 Fellow inductees recognized during ceremonies at the 2014 SAE World Congress, April 8-10 in Detroit, Michigan.

Uchiyamada is the chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation, where he has been closely involved with research and development and departments responsible for NVH evaluation.

His work for Toyota includes chief engineer involved in vehicle development, board of directors overseeing vehicle development, chief officer of the Production Control and Logistics Group, executive vice president of the Research and Development Division, and vice chairman of the board.

He was the Chief Engineer of the first generation Toyota Prius, responsible for development of the world’s first commercially viable, mass-production hybrid vehicle. He also was the architect of a development process called Obeya Rooms. His success in implementing the new process was evidenced with the effective introduction of the Prius. Uchiyamada has written five journal articles and a technical paper, and holds three patents in the area of noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) testing.

Uchiyamada is a 40-year member of the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan. He graduated from Nagoya University with a degree in applied physics in 1969.

SAE Fellow is the highest grade of membership bestowed by SAE International. It recognizes outstanding engineering, scientific and leadership accomplishments by an individual that have resulted in meaningful advances in automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle technologies. The program, established in 1975, recognizes an average of 20 recipients worldwide for this honor each year.


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