In Memoriam: Luis Alcantara
Group Vice President of Vehicle Production Engineering
Toyota Motor North America
Luis Alcantara is Group Vice President of Vehicle Production Engineering for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) located at the Georgetown, Kentucky, Production Engineering Center. He is responsible for new vehicle introductions across Toyota’s North American vehicle assembly plants. Alcantara previously served as vice president, Production Engineering, in Georgetown, and general manager of the Body Weld and Stamping Departments at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI). Alcantara joined Toyota in 1991, starting as an engineering specialist, Alcantara rose through the managerial ranks in body engineering, serving as assistant manager, manager, assistant general manager and general manager from 2001 to 2012, when he moved into manufacturing management.