In 2014, Daniel (Dan) R. Antis became vice president of manufacturing for Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. As such, his responsibilities include the overall management of all vehicle manufacturing and logistics at Toyota’s largest manufacturing facility in North America, which produces the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid and Venza. Beginning in the fall of 2015, Toyota’s Kentucky plant will begin production of the first U.S. - assembled Lexus.
Previously, Antis served as a general manager overseeing the plant’s paint and plastics divisions. Antis joined Toyota in 1990, where he managed the paint operations of Toyota’s subsidiary plant in Long Beach, California. He transferred to the automaker’s Princeton, Indiana plant seven years later to support the launch of the first generation Tundra, and in 2000 was promoted to assistant general manager of stamping, weld and paint. In January 2004, Antis relocated to Toyota’s San Antonio plant, after being promoted to general manager of manufacturing.
Antis’ automotive career started in 1978 as an assembly team member with Volkswagen, and later as a team leader, then assembly production supervisor.
In 1983, he moved to Detroit where he accepted a position with Chrysler as a supervisor in the assembly division. Two years later, he moved to the company’s paint division, after becoming a production planner, and in 1988 was promoted to manager, a role in which he served until 1990.
Antis is currently a member of the Toyota Veterans Association, having served in the United States Marine Corps. He is also an avid supporter of Relay for Life, Komen Race for the Cure and National Public Lands Day.
A native to Buzzardtown, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh, Antis is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He enjoys spending time with his wife and high school sweetheart, Karen, two sons and six grandchildren.