John Spoltman

President, Honda Engineering North America, Inc.

John Spoltman is president of Honda Engineering North America, Inc. (EGA). EGA, with offices in Ohio, Alabama, and Ontario, Canada, is responsible for the development of manufacturing tooling and engineering support for North American manufacturing operations. Spoltman served previously as chief engineer at Honda of America Mfg., Inc. (HAM) and plant manager of the Anna Engine Plant in Anna, Ohio.

Spoltman joined Honda at HAM in 1988 as an engineering coordinator, overseeing the start-up of the suspension assembly department. He was promoted to assistant manager of the department in 1989. In 1992, Spoltman was named manager of the ferrous machining department and became manager of the ferrous casting department in 1993. He was assigned as head of business planning and management systems of the HAM Planning Group in 1995, where he was responsible for the HAM business strategy and planning.

In 1996, Spoltman was promoted to senior manager. His responsibilities included strengthening the coordination of Honda's North American manufacturing operations and promoting best practices. Spoltman was promoted to assistant vice president of corporate planning in 2000, overseeing HAM business planning, production planning, production control and technical planning operations. Following his role as project leader of both the Honda Transmission Plant expansion and establishing a new automatic transmission plant, Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC, (HPPG), Spoltman was promoted to plant manager of HPPG in 2005. In 2008, Spoltman was named chief engineer. In 2009, became plant manager of the Anna Engine Plant in Anna, Ohio.

Spoltman currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney, Ohio and on the advisory board for Workforce Partnership of Shelby County. Prior to returning to Ohio, he served on the Haralson County (Ga.) Chamber Board of Directors and Haralson County Schools Community Advisory Board.

Spoltman is a graduate of Lehman Catholic High School, located in Sidney, Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Cincinnati.

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