Kevin P. Voelkel
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc.
Vehicle Manufacturing Platform Leader
Kevin Voelkel is president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX) based in San Antonio, Texas. TMMTX produces the Tundra full-size and Tacoma mid-size pickup trucks. Voelkel is also the Vehicle Manufacturing Platform Leader – Trucks for TMMTX, Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Guanajuato and Toyota Auto Body California, ensuring operational alignment for Toyota’s truck plants in North America.
Before being named president, Voelkel served as senior vice president of TMMTX in 2018. Prior to that, Voelkel was on assignment at TMNA headquarters in Plano, Texas, where he held dual positions as vice president of One Toyota Competitiveness and group manager for Production Strategy. In these roles, Voelkel led strategic initiatives to ensure long term competitiveness for Toyota and directed capacity planning and supply chain optimization for vehicle and powertrain operations in North America.
Before taking the assignment with TMNA in 2015, Voelkel held several positions at TMMTX, including project general manager, environmental director and general manager of administration.
In 2005 during the establishment of TMMTX, Voelkel joined Toyota as the manager responsible for the formation of 21 new on-site suppliers. In 2010, he was promoted to general manager where he had oversite for inbound logistics and management of the on-site supplier operations.
At TMMTX, Voelkel established two new business partnering groups: the Toyota Organization for the Development of Latinos and the Toyota Veterans Association. He has served on the board of directors for the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to joining Toyota, Voelkel held management positions at Alcoa Aluminum.
Voelkel is currently a member of the board of directors for the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as a board member for SA Works and on the steering committee for Alamo Promise. Additionally, he is the Executive Advisor for Women Influencing and Impacting Toyota, a Toyota Business Partnering Group.
Voelkel holds a BAAS degree in Instrument Engineering/Business Management from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.