Faivre, Reed Named TRD Vice Presidents
COSTA MESA, Calif. (June 4, 2004) - With the continued growth of Toyota's motorsports program,
Toyota Racing Development (TRD), U.S.A., Inc., has promoted John Faivre and Gary Reed to vice president positions within the Costa Mesa, Calif.-based company.
Faivre was elevated to vice president, Indy Racing League Program Manager. He is responsible for TRD's role in the Toyota IRL Program, interfacing with the sanctioning body and teams and overseeing track support.
Faivre has been with TRD since 1997, most recently as Senior Manager, Track Support. He previously served as an electronics engineer and later the electronics manager at Penske Racing from 1988-1997. He has been an integral part of four Indianapolis 500-winning efforts. Faivre also was involved in a number of the electronic innovations now commonly used in American open-wheel racing today.
Reed, who has been with TRD since 1995, moves from Senior Manager, Special Projects to vice president, Special Racing Projects Program Manager. He oversees Toyota's production-based racing programs including Grand Am Daytona Prototypes, the Toyota Atlantic Championship, CORR Off-road racing, NHRA and SCCA.
Reed previously served as Toyota Motorsports competition manager, where he worked closely with Toyota's IMSA, SCCA, and Toyota Atlantic Championship programs. He also served as the president of Fast Lane Racing School, the official racing school of Toyota Motorsports.
Both John and Gary have played integral roles in championship-winning efforts with Toyota- powered race teams," said Lee White, senior vice president and general manager of TRD. "Each has been a valuable resource in TRD and we're thrilled to see both continue to be recognized for their efforts. We look forward to their contributions and more championships in the future."