Norm Bafunno, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Engineering, Toyota Motor North America
Norm Bafunno is responsible for all North American Powertrain Plants and Production Engineering. In addition, he is responsible for all North American manufacturing safety, environmental, facilities and internal logistics. He joined Toyota in 1997 as part of the Indiana plant’s startup team in the role of General Manager, Production. Over the following 13 years he held the titles of Senior Vice President for Production, Manufacturing Planning, Administration and Quality. Prior to joining Toyota, Norm spent 14 years with General Motors in the truck manufacturing group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University. Norm is a past Chairman of the Board of the American Red Cross of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville Sports Corporation, and Indiana Manufacturers Association, among others.
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