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Toyota Motor Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada to be Featured Speaker at SAE 2016 World Congress Annual Banquet

WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 17, 2016 - SAE International announces that Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman of the Board Takeshi Uchiyamada will be the featured speaker at the SAE 2016 World Congress Annual Banquet.

Mr. Uchiyamada will speak Thursday, April 14, at 6 p.m. in the Grand Riverview Ballroom B at Cobo Center. Paul W. Smith will serve as emcee for the event.

The SAE 2016 World Congress will be held April 12-14 at Cobo Center in Detroit. Toyota will provide Executive Leadership and Aisin will serve as Tier One Strategic Partner for the event, which has a theme of “Powering Possibilities.”

Mr. Uchiyamada graduated from Nagoya University with a degree in applied physics in March 1969 and joined Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in April the same year.

In January 1994, Mr. Uchiyamada became project general manager of Vehicle Development Center 2. In January 1996, he became chief engineer of that center, which developed the Prius-the world's first mass-produced gasolineelectric hybrid car.

After being named to the Board of Directors in June 1998, Mr. Uchiyamada oversaw Vehicle Development Center 3. In June 2000, he became chief officer of Vehicle Development Center 2, and in June 2001, managing director and chief officer of the Overseas Customer Service Operations Center. Mr. Uchiyamada was made a senior managing director and also appointed chief officer of the Vehicle Engineering Group in June 2003. In June 2004, he became a chief officer of the Production Control & Logistics Group, and in June 2005, he became an executive vice president. Mr. Uchiyamada was appointed vice chairman of the board of directors in June 2012 and chairman in June 2013.

For more information on the SAE 2016 World Congress and Exhibition, visit To request media credentials, email or call 1-724-772-8522.

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