Mr. Chernicoff started with Toyota Motor North America in January 2009 and leads efforts in technology policy and communication. Mr.Chernicoff provides key input into Toyota’s North American strategy and direction. His work includes analyzing sustainability, climate change, and energy impacts of technology development and deployment coupled with energy and environmental policy on Toyota’s North American vehicle and technology mix. Externally, he currently Chairs the ITS- America Sustainability Forum’s Vehicle, Fuels, & Infrastructure Working Group, the Fuel Cell Hydrogen Energy Association’s Transportation Working Group, and is on the KU Transportation Research Institute’s advisory board.
Prior to joining Toyota in 2009, Mr. Chernicoff served as the hydrogen and alternative fuel program manager in US DOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration. His work focused on hydrogen and alternative fuel technology safety, development, demonstration, & deployment, and climate change mitigation.
Mr. Chernicoff earned a bachelor of science degree in materials science and engineering M.I.T., a masters of science in manufacturing engineering from Bost