Title: Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
Osamu “Sam” Ushio is Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), located near Cincinnati in Erlanger, Kentucky. TEMA supports Toyota’s engineering and manufacturing operations in North America. He is responsible for all TEMA operations including its 14 vehicle assembly and unit plants that produced two million vehicles and 1.9 million engines last year.
In his previous role, Ushio served as Corporate Advisor for Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK), which assembles the Avalon, Avalon hybrid, Camry, Camry hybrid and Venza. Prior to this assignment, Ushio served as TMMK’s Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, as well as Senior Advisor of Strategic Business Management and Senior Advisor to Toyota’s North American Production Support Center.
Since joining Toyota in 1985, Ushio’s primary areas of responsibility have included manufacturing and production engineering. In addition to several leadership roles at TMMK, Ushio spent two years in the general assembly division of Toyota’s Tsutsumi plant in Japan.