Senior Vice President, Electric Vehicle Supply
Toyota Motor North America
As senior vice president of Electric Vehicle Supply, Elkington is responsible for accelerating the company’s electrified transformation, with a focus on battery and electric vehicle production and supply strategy.
Prior to her current role, Elkington was president of Toyota Kentucky, the company’s largest production facility globally, from 2018-2023. Before Toyota Kentucky, she served as general manager, production control division at Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) global headquarters in Toyota City, Japan, supporting Toyota’s 53 manufacturing plants worldwide.
Elkington began her career with Toyota in 1998 in Princeton, Indiana, as an assembly engineering specialist. By 2013, she held the position of manufacturing vice president at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana.
She currently serves on numerous charitable and corporate boards, including the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, is a member of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce board and its executive committee, and a member of the board of trustees of the University of Evansville. She is also a non-executive member of Toyota Motor Corporation Australia’s Executive Management Committee.
Throughout her career, Elkington has been recognized as a leader in the automotive industry. She was included in Automotive News’ 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry (2020), is an inaugural inductee into the Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame (2020), a STEP Ahead Honoree (2014), and an ATHENA of Southwest Indiana Award Finalist (2013).
Elkington earned her mechanical engineering degree from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana.
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