Gerald Killmann, Senior Vice President Toyota Motor Europe

R&D, Purchasing and Fuel Cell Business

Mr Killmann (he/him) studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Graz in Austria, with a specialisation for internal combustion engines. From 1988 until 1992 he was assistant lecturer at the university’s institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics.

Mr Killmann joined Toyota Motor Europe in 1992 as Engine Engineer and became member of the Diesel Engine Development Division at Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan in 1996.

In 1998, Mr Killmann returned to Toyota Motor Europe as Department Manager and later General Manager Powertrain Engineering.

In 2007, Mr Killmann was temporarily assigned to Toyota Motor Corporation’s Hybrid Division in Japan during 6 months.He assumed the position of General Manager Powertrain Design at Toyota Motor Europe in 2008.

In 2009, Mr Killmann was appointed Director Powertrain.

In October 2012 Mr Killmann changed to vehicle development in the position as Project Director. 

In January 2014, Gerald Killmann was appointed Vice President R&D2, focused on system development and since January 2019 Vice President R&D1, focused on vehicle development, at Toyota’s R&D centre in Belgium.

January 2022, he was promoted to Senior Vice President Research & Development and Purchasing.

January 2023, TME's Fuel Cell Business was added  to his area of responsibility.

Mr Killmann was born in Austria in 1965.