Title: Vice President of Manufacturing - Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Inc. (Princeton, Ind.)
January 26, 2017
Vice President of Manufacturing
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Inc. (Princeton, Ind.)
Jason Puckett is vice president of manufacturing for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Inc. (TMMI) in Princeton, Ind. He is responsible for all production, plant engineering, TPS and maintenance operations at the plant that manufactures the Toyota Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Sienna, and Sequoia.
Puckett was previously general manager of body weld, stamping, and new projects at TMMI, responsible for all vehicle mass production, from steel coil delivery to the paint process. Puckett joined Toyota in 1997 as an assembly specialist assisting in TMMI’s initial start of production. He held positions of increasing responsibility in production management at TMMI, including assembly assistant manager and manager, new project manager, production control, assistant general manager and general manager.
In 2015, Puckett moved to Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) in Erlanger, Ky., where he served as general manager for corporate strategy. He was promoted into his current position in December 2016. Before joining Toyota, Puckett spent one year as a manufacturing engineer at Ford’s Lima, Ohio, engine manufacturing plant.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Evansville, in Evansville, Ind.