Jon Minto is senior vice president of Honda North America, Inc. (HNA) with responsibility for engineering planning. Minto previously served as president of Honda Engineering North America, Inc. (EGA), and an operating officer of Honda Engineering Co., Ltd. Prior to his roles with HNA and EGA, Minto served as senior vice president of Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM), responsible for the operations of two auto plants and an engine plant.
Minto joined Honda at HCM in May 1999 as manager of the Stamping Department. He was promoted to senior manager in May 2000, while retaining his role as department manager for Stamping. In February 2001, Minto was named Plant 2 Assembly Frame Department manager, a plant that had been the exclusive global launch point for the Honda Odyssey, Pilot and Acura MDX.
In October 2002, Minto assumed the role of general manager of the HCM Purchasing Division. He was assigned as Project Leader for the new HCM Engine Plant Project in July 2006 and then became Plant Manager for Plant 2 in December 2006. Minto was promoted to vice president of HCM in March 2007. With an organizational re-alignment in April 2008, he was assigned as Division Manager for the Assembly Division, which included the Assembly Frame departments at both Plant 1 and Plant 2, as well as Material Service.
Prior to joining Honda of Canada Mfg., Minto worked for seven years at Honda of the United Kingdom Manufacturing (HUM) in Swindon, England. While at HUM, he worked in many areas of the business, ranging from launching the Engine Plant and Stamping Departments to a managerial role with Honda Engineering Europe.
Minto has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, from the Polytechnic of Wales (UK).