JEFF TOMKO

Senior Vice President of Manufacturing
Honda of America

Jeff Tomko is senior vice president of Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. (HAM) where he serves as general manager for North America new model strategy division.  Prior to this role, Tomko served as division manager for the North American New Model Engineering Division.

From 2014 to 2018, Tomko served as president of Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC (HMA), where he oversaw all manufacturing and business operations for the $2.2 billion light truck and engine plant in Lincoln, Alabama. Under his leadership, HMA expanded with a new state of the art Engine Assembly factory in 2014, and Infrastructure expansions to both Frame Plants.  While in Alabama, his team launched four new light truck products.   Prior to being named president, Tomko served as HMA senior vice president of operations, and was a member of the company’s operating committee.

Tomko joined Honda in 1987 as a member of the Purchasing Development Group at HAM where he spent more than 20 years with advancing roles in the North American Purchasing organization. His focus included establishment of a strong domestic supply base as a part of Honda’s North American Strategy to become a self-reliant motor vehicle company in North America.

In 2005, Tomko was promoted to assistant vice president of HAM’s Procurement Group and named to the HAM board of directors.

In 2007, Tomko moved to manufacturing and became vice president and plant manager of Honda Transmission of America Mfg., Inc. in Russells Point, Ohio. Under his leadership, the plant doubled in size, increased efficiency, flexibility, and introduced two new transmissions for the Honda vehicle lineup. 

In 2011, Tomko was named vice president and plant manager of the Marysville Auto Plant, Honda’s first auto plant in North America. During his time there, he oversaw the launch of the redesigned 2013 Honda Accord, the best-selling sedan in the U.S. to retail customers. In addition, in 2012, Tomko celebrated 30 years of auto production alongside the 4,400 Marysville Auto Plant associates.

Tomko received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University, where he majored in purchasing, materials, production and operations management. His manufacturing experience and leadership led to his appointment to the board of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama in 2014.

Born and raised in Lorain, Ohio, Tomko and his wife now live in Hoover, Alabama.  They have two grown sons.