Roy Vasher retired from Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing, North America, effective August 2006.
At Toyota, as Project General Manager, Production Control, Roy had extensive experience in supply chain reengineering. He participated in Toyota’s global effort to streamline the supply chain to reduce Order-to-Delivery Lead-Time.
In 1999, he was assigned a lead role in the North American cross-functional project to implement systems and operational kaizens across Sales, Manufacturing, and Logistics organizations to reduce the Order-to-Delivery Lead-Time.
In 2004, he was assigned to Toyota’s European headquarters in Brussels as a best practice consultant to support a similar initiative.
Prior to 1999, he was General Manager for Toyota Motor Manufacturing North American Information Systems Group. In this role, he led an organization of over 300 associates that supported all Information Systems functions for Toyota’s North American Manufacturing group.
Prior to joining Toyota in 1987, Roy worked for Ford Motor Company as Manager, Computer Hardware and Software Planning at Ford Motor Company’s Computer Operations Center in Dearborn, Michigan.