Tom Shoupe is executive vice president and chief operating officer at Honda of America Mfg., Inc. (HAM), where he also serves as a member of the company operations committee, a senior leadership team that establishes business strategies for the company’s operations, which include four plants in Ohio. Shoupe is a member of Honda’s North American Regional Operating Board, which is responsible for regional strategy and the development of business planning and deployment across the company’s North American operations. In addition, he is a co-leader of Honda's auto manufacturing and engineering functions in North America. Prior to returning to Ohio in 2014 to assume these roles, Shoupe spent three years at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC (HMA) in Lincoln, Alabama, as the company’s president and chief executive officer responsible for all HMA operations. HMA manufactures Honda and Acura light truck products and V-6 engines. Shoupe joined Honda in 1988 in corporate planning. In 1990, he was named manager of two departments: government and community relations; and foreign trade zone and customs (production control). Shoupe was named senior manager of Honda of America’s North American task group in 1993, and served a two-year assignment in Japan where he focused on production control and new model development. He returned to Ohio in 1995 and was named senior manager of the company services group, followed by assignment as senior manager of the manufacturing planning group at Honda’s East Liberty Auto Plant. He was named plant manager of East Liberty in 1998. In 2000, Shoupe was promoted to vice president and plant manager of Honda of America’s Marysville Auto Plant. During his tenure at the Marysville Auto Plant, he oversaw the plant’s “innovation project,” which replaced major weld systems and reorganized the assembly line to increase production flexibility, efficiency and quality. In 2006, Shoupe was named senior vice president of Honda of America Mfg. and a member of the Honda of America operations committee, a top management team focused on establishing and executing company strategic direction. Before joining Honda, Shoupe served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Representatives Thomas N. Kindness and Michael G. Oxley. Shoupe earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Shoupe and his wife, Lisa, have three children.