Mazda North American Operations Executives

Jeffrey Guyton

As President and CEO of Mazda North American Operations, Jeffrey Guyton is responsible for oversight of Mazda North American Operations based in Irvine, Calif.; Mazda Canada Inc., based in Toronto; Mazda Colombia, based in Bogota; and Mazda Motors de Mexico, based in Mexico City. Additionally, Guyton’s responsibilities include vehicle production in Salamanca, Mexico and Huntsville, Alabama, where Mazda will manufacture an all-new CUV designed exclusively for the North American market.

Guyton brings nearly two decades of experience to MNAO. Guyton joins MNAO from Mazda Motor Europe where he has served as the president and chief executive officer. He started with Mazda Motor Corporation at its headquarters in Hiroshima, Japan in September of 2000 following a number of roles at the Ford Motor Company. In 2003, he moved to Germany and served as the vice president, finance & systems and chief financial officer, Mazda Motor Europe.

Guyton earned a Master of Arts in Asian Studies as well as an MBA from the University of Michigan. He is fluent in English and Japanese and also speaks Spanish and German. Guyton resides in Southern California.