Tomko Named President Of Honda In Alabama

LINCOLN, Ala. (AP) -- A new executive will lead Honda's operations in Alabama.

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama says Jeff Tomko will take over as company president on April 1.

The Daily Home of Talladega reports that Tomko is now senior vice president. He is in charge of vehicle and engine production at the company's $2 billion plant in Lincoln.

Tomko will now be in charge of all operations in the new job.

Tomko is replacing Tom Shoupe, who becoming executive vice president and chief operations officer of Honda of America Manufacturing Inc.

Honda has made more than 3 million vehicles at its Talladega County plant since 2001. The factory makes the Odyssey minivan, the Pilot sport utility vehicle, the Ridgeline pickup truck, the Acura MDX and V-6 engines for each vehicle.

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