Tom Shoupe is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Honda of America Mfg. Inc. (HAM). Shoupe is also a member of the Honda of America Operations Committee (HOC), which has responsibility for planning and establishing business strategies as well as supporting each plant and the president of HAM in the total management and operation of the company.
Shoupe previously served as president of Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC (HMA). Prior to joining HMA, Shoupe was Senior Vice President of HAM
Shoupe joined Honda at HAM 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).
In 1993, Shoupe was named senior manager of Honda of America's North American Task Group and served a two-year assignment in Japan with a concentration in New Model Development. He returned to Ohio in 1995 and was named senior manager of the Company Services Group. In December 1995, Shoupe was named senior manager of the Manufacturing Planning Group at the East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio, and in 1998 he was promoted to plant manager.
In 2000, Shoupe was named vice president and plant manager of the Marysville Auto Plant. During his tenure, he oversaw the plant's "Innovation Project," which replaced major weld systems and reorganized the assembly line to increase production flexibility, efficiency and quality.
Shoupe was appointed to the HOC and promoted to senior vice president in 2006. In his positions at HAM, he provided specific guidance to the Administration, Company Services, Accounting and Finance, Information Services and Compliance and Ethics divisions of the company.
Before joining Honda, Shoupe served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Representatives Thomas N. Kindness and Michael G. Oxley. Shoupe earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.