Bob Schwyn is a senior vice president of Honda Development & Manufacturing of America, LLC (HDMA) and center lead of its Manufacturing Management Center. His responsibility includes all Honda auto production operations in the U.S., as well as the Planning & Strategy, North American Quality, Accounting and Human Resources business units.
Schwyn began his career at Honda in 1988, as an equipment engineer in the paint department at Honda’s Marysville Auto Plant (MAP) in Marysville, Ohio.
In 1995, Schwyn became a staff engineer at MAP, working in production engineering and production planning, among other roles.
In 1999, Schwyn joined the project team that planned and began operations at Honda’s auto plant in Lincoln, Alabama, which started production in November 2001.
In 2012, Schwyn became plant manager of Line 2, responsible for leading total production operations for production of the Acura MDX and Honda Pilot.
Schwyn later took on various responsibilities at the Alabama Auto Plant, including serving as business division manager, risk management officer, compliance officer and treasurer.
In 2021, Schwyn was named vice president and plant lead of the Alabama Auto Plant, with responsibility for overall vehicle and engine manufacturing operations and leadership of the plant’s more than 4,500 associates.
In 2022, Schwyn returned to Ohio to assume his current role as senior vice president of HDMA.
In addition to his role at Honda, Schwyn has served on the boards of the Alabama Works Council, the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association as well as the Birmingham Business Alliance, and supported a number of Honda-sponsored charitable organizations and activities over the years.
Schwyn is a graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering.