Walt Odisho is vice president of Manufacturing and Safety for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and is responsible for ensuring the Commercial Airplanes global production system consistently operates in an aligned, integrated and effective manner. He also leads the Commercial Airplanes focus on employee safety. He was named to this position in January 2014.
Prior to joining Boeing, Odisho was vice president of Manufacturing for Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing America, in Erlanger, Kentucky. In this role, he was responsible for the overall management of assembly production and logistics at Toyota’s largest manufacturing facility in North America.
Odisho joined Toyota in 1989 as an engineer in the company’s truck division. In 1991, he transitioned into a quality assurance role. From 1993 to 2010 he held various leadership positions in production, manufacturing, new model launches, plastics, body structure engineering, fabrication and assembly. In 2011, he was named as the general manager of Assembly at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Kentucky and two years later, he was named vice president of Manufacturing.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from California State University, Fresno and attended the Wharton Business School of Management. He has served on the CSU Eastbay and Cal-Poly advisory boards as well as the Governors Manufacturing advisory board for the State of Kentucky.