Title: Vice President, Information Systems
Vice President, Information Systems
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
Tim Platt was appointed to lead the information systems division for Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) in June of 2009 and named vice president in January of 2011. TEMA supports Toyota's engineering and manufacturing operations in North America.
His responsibilities include management of all aspects of Information Technology, including business application and technology development, business planning, business performance management and architecture, along with daily operations and site management. He is also assigned to head the information security office.
Platt began his Toyota career in 1988 at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. in Georgetown. In 1996, he began his management assignments with the newly established manufacturing headquarters in Erlanger, Kentucky. From 2004-07, he served as an executive at Toyota’s European manufacturing, research & development and sales headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, supporting the establishment of IT management functions for the newly consolidating business units. He returned to North America as a TEMA information systems executive in April 2007.
Platt’s information systems experience with Toyota is diverse, including application development for manufacturing floor, supply chain, financials and administrative systems. More recently, the management of research & development applications has been within his scope of responsibility. Additional IT experience includes strategic planning, business performance, enterprise architecture, data management, information security and large program management such as plant startups and the year 2000 program.
Previously he worked at IBM and Berea College with responsibilities including applications development, consulting and computer operations. Platt graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berea College in Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics with computer science. The faculty of the Mathematics and Computer Science department selected him from the junior class for its prestigious Ballard-McConnell-Willis Mathematics Scholarship the first year of its inception. Platt also studied business and economics during his time at Berea.