Automotive Supplier Conference - Deb Schroeder
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Deb Schroeder is Vice President in Purchasing for direct parts. She is responsible for the procurement of parts and components utilized in North American vehicles.
Prior to her current position, she was General Manager in Strategic Planning, supporting regional strategy for Toyota North America related to Sales, Manufacturing and R&D.
She also spent time at Toyota’s truck manufacturing plant in San Antonio, TX. There she was General Manager for Plastics, On-site Suppliers, & Internal and External Logistics. In this role she was responsible for oversight of various areas in plant manufacturing, including the plastics shop, on-site supplier support, and coordination of outsourced parts.
Ms. Schroeder also has experience in Production Control /Logistics, where she was responsible for managing the Integrated Logistics Planning & Packaging section at TEMA for all plants across North America.
Ms. Schroeder began her career at TMMK, the Kentucky manufacturing facility, in 1992. Since that time, she has also held various management positions within Purchasing.
Ms. Schroeder is a graduate of Indiana University.