Toyota Production System Support Center, Inc.
James “Jamie” Bonini is president of Toyota Production System Support Center, Inc. (TSSC), a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with Toyota Motor North America (TMNA), headquartered in Plano, Texas. In his role, Bonini provides Toyota Production System (TPS) expertise to North American organizations, including nonprofits and businesses, with the goal of building high-engagement, high-performing cultures that improve quality, productivity, and reduce lead time.
Bonini previously served as vice president of TSSC.
Bonini began his career with Toyota in 2002, as assistant general manager for TSSC, responsible for planning and leading shop floor improvement activities. He later joined Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky’s powertrain group as assistant general manager responsible for V6 and four-cylinder engines as well as axle production, quality and safety.
From 2004-10, he served as general manager for Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America’s (TEMA) supplier commodity engineering (SCE) division which leads new model projects and mass production supplier development projects in North America. His duties included managing supplier parts for new model preparations as well as mass production models.
Prior to joining Toyota, Bonini worked at DaimlerChrysler where he held a variety of roles including the company’s cost management group and new model projects at three assembly plants in North America. He also held key positions with Tritec Motors and the Pilette Road Truck Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario.
He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and two Master of Science degrees in Management and Material Science Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.