Tom Stricker is Vice President of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, and Energy and Environmental Research, for Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Mr. Stricker is responsible for analyzing the impacts of energy and environmental policy on Toyota’s future powertrain development, overseeing Toyota’s energy and environmental regulatory activities, and providing technical support for Toyota's federal legislative affairs. In addition, he is a frequent speaker on Toyota’s advanced technology strategy, energy and environmental policy, biofuels, and fuel economy, and has testified several times before Congress.
Prior to joining Toyota in 2001, Mr. Stricker served as Senior Products Associate at the American Petroleum Institute, focusing on regulatory and policy issues for the fuels and refining industries.
From 1989–2000, Mr. Stricker held various positions within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s mobile source emission program, including compliance, regulation and policy development. In 1999, Mr. Stricker received the Gold Medal for Exceptional Service, and a commendation from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Mr. Stricker currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the Visiting Committee of the University of Maryland Mechanical Engineering Department, the Special Committee on Emerging Technologies at the Health Effects Institute, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Transportation Policy Project, the Transportation Research Board’s Transportation Energy Committee, and EPA’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee.
Mr. Stricker earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park. He resides in Dayton, MD with his wife and three children.