Title: Group Vice President - Vehicle Production Engineering
Group Vice President, Vehicle Production Engineering
Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA)
Luis Alcantara is group vice president of Vehicle Production Engineering for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) located at the Georgetown, Kentucky, Production Engineering Center. He is responsible for new vehicle introductions across Toyota’s North American vehicle assembly plants. He and his team manage new vehicle process planning, equipment procurement, construction and installation, including safety, quality and productivity confirmation prior to handover to manufacturing operations.
Alcantara previously served as vice president, Production Engineering, in Georgetown, and general manager of the Body Weld and Stamping Departments at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI).
Alcantara joined Toyota in 1991 and has spent the majority of his career in the body engineering group. He has also held engineering positions in paint, plastics and stamping. Starting as an engineering specialist, Alcantara rose through the managerial ranks in body engineering, serving as assistant manager, manager, assistant general manager and general manager from 2001 to 2012, when he moved into manufacturing management.
Alcantara holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Florida State University.