Tom Shoupe is executive vice president of Honda of America Mfg., Inc. (HAM). In addition, he is a function leader for the company’s human resources planning and staff deployment for regional manufacturing operations.
Shoupe is a member of the operations committee, a senior leadership team that establishes business strategies for the company, which includes four manufacturing plants in Ohio, and which supports other Honda manufacturing plants within North America.
Shoupe joined Honda in 1988 in corporate planning. In 1990, he was named manager of two departments: government and community relations; and foreign trade zone and customs (production control). Shoupe was named senior manager of Honda of America’s North American task group in 1993, and served a two-year assignment in Japan where he focused on production control and new model development.
He returned to Ohio in 1995 and was named senior manager of the company services group, followed by assignment as senior manager of the manufacturing planning group at Honda’s East Liberty Auto Plant. He was named plant manager of the East Liberty plant in 1998.
In 2000, Shoupe was promoted to vice president and plant manager of Honda of America’s Marysville Auto Plant. During his tenure at the Marysville Auto Plant, he oversaw the plant’s “innovation project,” which replaced major weld systems and reorganized the assembly line to increase production flexibility, efficiency and quality.
In 2006, Shoupe was named senior vice president of Honda of America Mfg. and a member of the Honda of America operations committee, a top management team focused on establishing and executing company strategic direction.
From 2011 to 2014 Shoupe spent three years at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC (HMA) in Lincoln, Alabama, as the company’s president and chief executive officer responsible for all HMA operations. HMA manufactures Honda light truck products and engines
Before joining Honda, Shoupe served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Representatives Thomas N. Kindness and Michael G. Oxley. Shoupe earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Shoupe is currently a board member for the Columbus Partnership and Columbus 2020, an economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus, Ohio region.
Shoupe and his wife, Lisa, have three children.
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