In August 2017, Kerry Creech became Vice President of Manufacturing for Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK), 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 Lexus ES 350.
Prior to being named Vice President of Manufacturing, Creech was General Manager of Assembly where he oversaw the final assembly of all vehicles.
From January 2013 to January 2016, Creech was general manager of Quality Control & Engineering. In this capacity, he lead the company’s quality initiatives. His responsibilities included the quality assurance of new model launches, supplied parts, and total vehicle quality of all models manufactured at the plant.
Kerry has spent most of his Toyota career in Quality Control. In 1990, he began as a production team member in Powertrain, then promoted in 1991 to Team Leader in Powertrain Quality Control. In 1994, he was promoted to Specialist in Quality Engineering then to Assistant Manager in QE in 1995. He then was promoted in 2001 to Manager overseeing Avalon Project in QE and promoted to Assistant General Manager in 2007 over all of Quality Engineering.
In 2009, Kerry was dispatched to TMMI as AGM in Quality Control to support the launches of the Highlander and Sienna and returned to TMMK Quality Control in the same role in 2010.
A native of Kentucky, Creech has a military background serving in the United States Navy for 4 years. Additionally, prior to joining Toyota in 1990, he owned a Subway sandwich franchise. Kerry holds an Associate degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Lexington Community College as well as a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology from Grantham College.
Kerry is a strong supporter of our United States veterans (www.usva.org), Susan G.Komen for the Cure (ww5.komen.org) as well as Leukemia/ Lymphoma Society events & activities (www.lls.org). He currently serves on board of Urban League of Lexington.
Kerry resides in Richmond, Kentucky with his wife, Tammy and his heritage is Cherokee American Indian.