Renee Robertson
General Manager Production Control
Toyota

“Manufacturing gives every level of the organization the opportunity for continuous growth. We all have the opportunity to make change in our world. With perseverance and flexibility, any good idea, can become reality. With a commitment to quality and innovation, together as a team we lead the future of mobility.”

Renee is the Production Control (PC) General Manager at Toyota’s largest manufacturing facility in the world with a capacity of 550K vehicles and 600K engines per year in Georgetown, Kentucky. Renee joined Toyota in 1991 and has held successive positions in Accounting and Finance, Purchasing, Diversity and Inclusion, Compliance, and Business Planning. Today, Renee leads a team of 255 employees to oversee production planning, parts ordering and logistics. Within her first year in role, she led her team to coordinate the major changeover of two models, including the first for the Lexus ES350 in the U.S. The Lexus changeover included over 90 percent of parts changing, which required significant coordination across suppliers, production and logistics operations.  Prior to joining Toyota, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky and is a Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA). 

As a longstanding champion for women in manufacturing, Renee inspired, and in 2011 successfully executed, Toyota’s inaugural North American Women’s Conference. The event now hosts 350 female attendees annually across Toyota North America and abroad. By paving the way for this platform, Renee has helped empower and motivate countless women in her company. Beyond serving as a mentor to numerous employees within Toyota, Renee helped create the company’s Manufacturing Development Program, which pairs high-potential females and minorities with executive mentors.

Renee strongly advocates for women in STEM through her involvement in initiatives including Young Women Lead, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky’s annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, and her role as a board member for Women in Leadership (WIL). To that end, she championed her team to launch Toyota’s first female high school engineering internship program. Renee is deeply involved in the community and takes pride in encouraging high school young women to explore the world of STEM and the career opportunities that lay within.

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