Breanne Stockon
Customer Quality Specialist
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana

“I subconsciously created an objective as a child and became aware of it when answering the question, 'what are your career goals?' I accept being number one doesn’t always happen, so I’ll call it a stretch target. Manufacturing and I share a common goal: to achieve the best.”

In just two years on Toyota’s team, Breanne has made a major positive impact on the company. Her common-sense approach and applied problem-solving abilities have led to her to tremendous success at Toyota’s plant in Princeton, Indiana. Since assuming the role of Customer Quality Group Specialist, Breanne’s early detection and resolution skills have helped Toyota Sienna, Highlander and Sequoia achieve the best warranty scores since the start of production. During a 2016 quality-improvement activity, Breanne’s idea of developing and implementing a label code scanning process expedited the inspection and repair processes allowing many vehicles to be released faster to customers.

During a recent launch of a new transmission, Breanne was the lead investigator on customer warranty claims. In that capacity, she worked closely with production, quality engineering and logistics to investigate customer warranty reports and implement countermeasures to prevent reoccurrence.

Since joining Toyota, Breanne has actively promoted women engineers through her role in the Women’s Leadership Forum group activities. With her husband Chase, she owns and operates a professional dirt track racing team that competes nationally on the United States Auto Club. In addition to being an owner, Breanne contributes as part of the race car mechanical maintenance crew.

Through that outlet, Breanne has participated in many charitable events when the team competes around the country. Recently, she was part of a “Kick It” charity event in Kokomo, Indiana, pairing drivers and race teams with children undergoing treatment at Riley’s Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. This year’s event raised more than $30,000 for the hospital. Breanne was also involved in a similar event collecting supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey. She continues to use her resources as a race team owner to help locally and throughout the United States.

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