Vice President and Plant Lead @ Honda Development and Manufacturing of America
Bob Schwyn is the Vice President and Plant Lead for the Honda Alabama Auto Plant in Lincoln, AL. He is responsible for leading the overall vehicle and engine manufacturing operations for Honda’s Alabama production location.
Previously, Bob served as the Business Division Manager, Risk Management Officer, Compliance Officer, and Treasurer at Honda’s Alabama Auto Plant (AAP). He also has served on the boards of the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association and the Birmingham Business Alliance.
Located in Lincoln, Alabama, Honda’s $2.6 billion vehicle and engine operation in Alabama employs more than 4,500 associates. The company produces the Odyssey minivan, Pilot sport utility vehicle, Ridgeline pickup truck, the Honda Passport SUV and the V-6 engines that power all four products.
A 33-year Honda associate, Schwyn joined Honda’s Alabama operations in 2000. Prior to moving to Alabama, Schwyn started his Honda career at Honda’s Auto Plant in Marysville, Ohio.
Schwyn first served as an equipment engineer in the Marysville Auto Plant Paint Department and later held roles in production planning and strategic planning. He also was part of the original new plant project team to plan and start-up operations for Honda’s Alabama Auto Plant.
Schwyn has held several leadership roles at AAP and previously served as Vehicle Manufacturing Division Manager for three years and Line 2 Plant Manager for five years, where he was responsible for leading total production operations for the Acura MDX and Honda Pilot.
A native of Toledo, Ohio, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1988. He lives in Oxford with his wife, Lisa, who is an educator in the Oxford City School System.