Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc.
James T. Bolte is president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc., (TMMAL) located in Huntsville, Alabama. He is responsible for all manufacturing and support functions.
TMMAL currently employs more than 1,000 team members who began building the V8 engine for the Tundra pickup truck in May 2003. The company expanded its facilities in August 2005 to produce V6 engines for the Tacoma and Tundra pickup trucks. In December 2006, TMMAL increased V8 engine production with the addition of the 5.7 liter engine. In August 2009, the addition of four-cylinder engines for Camry and RAV4 vehicles was announced. In 2013, TMMAL announced its fourth expansion and began building V6 engines for the Highlander in 2014. This project increases total investment to more than $850 million and an annual capacity of 755,000.
Most recently, Bolte was senior vice president and secretary for TMMAL. He previously served as vice president of Information Systems at Toyota Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc., (TEMA), responsible for all aspects of Information Systems including strategic planning and development, as well as all day-to-day operations.
Prior to working at TEMA and TMMAL, Bolte was assistant general manager of the Corporate Administration Office (CAO) for Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., (TMMK) in Georgetown. His responsibilities included key roles in supporting senior management, coordinating company-wide projects and facilitating inter-company communications.
Prior to his position in CAO, Bolte was manager of Information Systems at TMMK, with responsibilities including administration of computer operations, communications, technical support, office automation and system development for office systems. Before joining TMMK, Bolte held the position of systems engineer with Ashland Oil Incorporated in the cities of Ashland and Lexington, Ky.
His current and past community involvement and board activities include the National Children’s Advocacy Center, UA Huntsville Foundation Board, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, Greenpower USA, National Science Foundation, Business Council of Alabama, The Committee of 100, Immediate Past Chair of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, CincyTechUSA Leadership Council, Lexington Philharmonic Executive Board, TEMA United Way Chairman, HP Cross Industries Board of Advisors, the Business Advisory Council to the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Valley Innovation Alliance Leadership, and Alabama Robotics Technology Park Executive Board.
Bolte received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Information Systems from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.