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Kristen Tabar

Vice President, Technical Strategy Planning Office, Toyota Motor North America

Kristen Tabar is the vice president of the Technical Strategy Planning Office at Toyota Motor North America. In this position, Tabar is responsible for Toyota’s R&D work strategies and prioritization, human resource planning and management, financial resource planning and management, and all capital investments and projects. Tabar also serves as safety director and diversity champion.

Previously, Tabar was the vice president of the company’s Technical Administration Planning Office with oversite on resource planning and management. She also previously served as vice president of electrical systems engineering with responsibilities for electrical systems product development. Tabar earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.