Susan Elkington

  • President
    Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.
  • Vehicle Manufacturing Platform Leader
    Passenger Cars & SUVs

Susan Elkington is president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) based in Georgetown, Kentucky, Toyota’s largest production facility globally, producing the Camry, Avalon and Lexus ES 350 (including hybrid versions of all three), plus four-cylinder and V6 engines.

Elkington also has responsibility as Vehicle Manufacturing Platform Leader – Passenger Cars & SUVs for TMMK; Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada; Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana; and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi; ensuring operational alignment for Toyota’s passenger car and SUV plants in North America.

Elkington joined TMMK in January 2017 as senior vice president, overseeing the plant’s manufacturing and administrative functions. Prior to this role, 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 TMMI.

She serves on the board of the Prichard Committee, is a Kentucky Chamber of Commerce board member and a member of the executive committee, 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.

Favorite quote: “I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% of how I react to it.”  Charles R. Swindoll

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