Mr. Shinichi Sasaki served as an Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor Corporation since June 2009. Mr. Sasaki served as Senior Managing Director of Toyota Motor Corporation since 2005, Managing Officer from 2000 to 2003 and also serves as its Chief Quality Group Officer.
Since he joined Toyota Motor Corporation in 1970, he has been continuously working in divisions related to quality and observing Toyota’s quality for 45 years. In the midst of circumstances in which social requirements are changing from simply “no failures” to characteristics related to safety, the sophistication of quality control technologies is being enhanced to guarantee high accuracy and control of complex systems.
Having predicted the limitations of a quality assurance system in which defects were found through inspection, He implemented restructuring of the quality assurance system as a company-wide movement through scientific analysis of Toyota’s principle for manufacturing, Built in Quality with Ownership. This achievement serves as one of the pillars of Toyota’s global business development of today.