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Mr. Justin Ward Named 2012 Steering Team Chair of the California Fuel Cell Partnership

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sacramento, Calif. — The California Fuel Cell Partnership announced that Justin Ward, Advanced Powertrain Program Manager with Toyota’s Advanced Powertrain (APT),  has been appointed 2012 Steering Team Chair.

The CaFCP Steering Team chair position changes every year, rotating through the four categories of partners: auto manufacturers, energy providers, fuel cell technology companies and government agencies. The vice chair becomes the chair the following year.

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.