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Vicki Smith





Vicki’s 25-year career with Toyota spanned Engineering, Manufacturing, Tool & Die, New Model Introduction, and Production Control. 

Vicki initially worked in the Stamping Department; which produced over 2 million parts per year.  She focused on developing manufacturing systems and processes, capacity planning and management, leading cost reduction initiatives, safety, quality, and productivity improvements as well as New Model introduction. 

In 2003, she rotated to Body Weld to focus on improving quality in the department.  She was also selected to lead the J.D. Powers quality improvement team for the plant, focusing on the exterior fit and function.  This highlighted Vicki’s leadership capabilities, teamwork, and collaboration with cross-functional teams.  She was then selected to lead Body Weld’s North America Self-Reliance team for Quality.

Vicki rotated to Production Control in 2010.  She was responsible for the delivery and quality of over 10 million parts, sub-assemblies, and service parts to Toyota’s North American affiliates and suppliers.  Vicki was also responsible for leading the Kentucky plant’s On-Time Delivery initiative and plant-wide production planning and execution. 

During her career at Toyota, she was the Body Operations Diversity Leader, Vice-Chair for the Women’s Leadership Exchange Network, and served as Secretary and Board Member of the Girl Scouts of America, Bluegrass.