Jeneen Horton
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama

“My passion for manufacturing stems from knowing that I can make a difference through collaborating, encouraging and inspiring others to reach their full potential. Whether it’s mentoring a student or developing a team, I can see the impact of my involvement. Manufacturing is my journey and it keeps me motivated."

As Manager at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama’s (TMMAL) Environmental and Facilities Department, Jeneen has led the company’s environmental management systems for several years. Her position requires widespread responsibilities including the development of annual environmental management plans, ensuring department collaboration on action plans, and the development and execution of TMMAL’s 2025 CO2 Reduction Road Map. Thanks to Jeneen, TMMAL has achieved numerous environmental awards and certifications resulting in its position as a clear leader among Toyota’s manufacturing operations.

By developing TMMAL’S Environmental Vision, Jeneen’s leadership spurred a number of landmark recognitions. In 2003, as part of the initial vision, Jeneen challenged the company to achieve “zero landfill” status. This vision was made reality, and TMMAL was the first of Toyota’s North American manufacturing plants to achieve the status. She additionally created the facility’s environmental daily audit system to ensure top-level environmental compliance. This was recognized as a best practice within Toyota and is now implemented throughout the country.

Recognized as one of TMMAL’s top mentors for college co-op students, Jeneen regularly works with students who are assigned to the department and gives them valuable work experience. She is a hands-on coach for students and members of her team alike. Her external activities with the City of Huntsville Green Initiatives also allow her to be a leader in the community and advocate for the manufacturing industry.

In the community, Jeneen has participated in or led the Southern Automotive Women’s Forum and the President Elect Girls Inc., a non-profit for underserved young women. She has been a board member of the local Association of Energy Engineers as well as Auburn University’s Mechanical Engineering Advisory Committee. Also passionate about promoting STEM careers, Jeneen is a regular volunteer participant in the North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence STEM Camp. 

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