Chair: Justin Ward
Justin Ward is the Advanced Powertrain Program manager with Toyota’s Advanced Powertrain (APT) department at Toyota Technical Center (TTC), located in Gardena, California. TTC, Toyota’s North America R&D center, has been a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc. (TEMA) since 2006. Mr. Ward’s responsibilities include suitability testing of advanced powertrain configurations in North America, coordinating development of new or improved software logic for Fuel Cell and Hybrid Vehicle (FC&HV) controls systems, managing Toyota’s contributions to North American FC&HV Codes & Standards activities, and supporting technical outreach related to advanced powertrains.
Mr. Ward began his career at TTC in 2001, when he joined the company to support the opening of Toyota's first facility in North America dedicated to fuel cell vehicle development, located at the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) in West Sacramento, California. In this role, he supported CaFCP PR outreach efforts and technical workgroups. He was promoted to his current position in 2008.
Mr. Ward earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California Davis in 1999. He has been a member of SAESociety of Automotive Engineers since 2000.
Executive Director: Catherine Dunwoody
Catherine Dunwoody is the executive director of the California Fuel Cell Partnership. She has led the organization from 1999 when it was announced as a fuel cell vehicle demonstration program. Today the CaFCP is globally recognized as a leader in promoting hydrogen fuel cell vehicle commercialization. Catherine leads the CaFCP’s team of industry and government members in their collaborative planning, technical and outreach activities. Prior to CaFCP, she worked for the California Air Resources Board where she managed teams responsible for a variety of activities, ranging from developing stationary source test methods to developing and implementing vehicle regulations. Catherine has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Davis.