Title: Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc.
Yoji “Yogi” Suzuki is senior vice president for Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) located in Erlanger, Ky. and corporate advisor for Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc. (TMMWV) in Buffalo, W. Va. Suzuki was previously president of TMMWV.
Suzuki joined Toyota Motor Corporation in 1977 as a team member in the manufacturing & engineering division at Kamigo. In 1992, he moved to Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky plant as a coordinator in powertrain. Four years later, he returned to Kamigo as manager for the machining division; and in 1999 he was promoted to project general manager for the manufacturing & engineering division. Suzuki also served as general manager of machining for five years and general manager of administration for three at the Kamigo plant.
Suzuki is a native of Takahama City in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. He graduated from Niigata University with a degree in precision engineering.