Wesley (Wes) Woods

Title: Vice President
Wesley (Wes) Woods
Vice President
Toyota Bodine Aluminum

Wes Woods is vice president of Toyota Bodine Aluminum. He oversees Bodine’s three aluminum casting plants in Troy and St. Louis, Mo., and Jackson, Tenn. Founded in 1912, Bodine Aluminum was acquired by Toyota in 1990. The company produces four, six and eight-cylinder aluminum engine blocks, heads, and transmission housings to support all of Toyota’s North American manufacturing operations.

Woods was previously manufacturing general manager of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Inc., (TMMAL) in Huntsville, Al. He was part of the initial leadership team that constructed and launched the plant in 2003.
During his tenure at TMMAL, he led three major plant expansion projects and numerous new model changes. He has served the company for more than 15 years in various manufacturing management roles. 

Prior to joining Toyota, Woods worked for the Cummins Engine Company and Parker Hannifin Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama, Huntsville.
Woods is active in STEM education activities at the middle, high school and post-secondary levels. He has been a graduate and undergraduate lecturer at Auburn University, University of Alabama, and several technical and community colleges. He is also active in the BEST Robotics program that recruits middle and high school students into STEM studies.

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