Susan Elkington of Toyota is Kentucky Association of Manufacturer’s Summit Keynote

On October 20, Susan Elkington, President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky will be the Keynote Speaker at the Kentucky Association of Manufacturer’s Summit in Lexington, KY.

As president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) since 2018, Elkington oversees an $8 billion operation, which employs more than 10,000 people, and in a year, can produce as many as 550,000 vehicles and more than 600,000 engines. TMMK is Toyota’s largest production facility globally, producing the Camry, Avalon, Lexus ES 350 (including hybrid versions of all three), and RAV4 Hybrid; plus, four-cylinder and V6 engines, in Georgetown, Kentucky.

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.

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Lexington City Center

121 W Vine Street

Lexington, KY 40507


Wednesday, Oct 19

1:00 – 5:00 pm- Optional outing at Keeneland

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Welcome reception and tabletop vendor display

Thursday, Oct 20

8:30 am- Opening Session with Keynote Speaker Susan Elkington

9:45 am- Breakout sessions 1 & 2

10:45 am- Breakout sessions 3 & 4

12:00 pm- Manufacturing Awards Luncheon with Keynote Speaker

2:00 pm- Dismiss

Breakout Sessions

1. “Long-Term Solutions for Energy Security”

2. “Transformative Leadership: Women in Manufacturing”

3. “Kentucky’s Battery Alley – Where Will It Take Us?”

4. “Aerospace, Electric Aircraft, and the Coming Transportation Revolution”

Hotel Information

KAM has secured a room block with the Marriot. Please click here to book your room. Reservations must be made by September 19th to receive the block rate.


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