Mazda North American Operations Executives
Tim Manning is Vice President of Strategic Planning for Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). In this role, Manning leads all parts operations activities, including warehouse operations and logistics, parts inventory supply and planning. Manning is also responsible for all technical operations, including field technical services, recall and warranty operations, as well as vehicle safety and product quality operations.
Manning joined Mazda in 2004, and has held various positions in operations and management within the company. In 2006, he became national port operations manager, where he was responsible for managing eight inland and coastal port processing facilities and maintaining efficient, damage-free processing of all import and domestic Mazda vehicles. Later, as director, sales operations and logistics, Manning managed U.S. production planning and vehicle inventory quality, promoted resource support for regional initiatives, aligned logistics operations with inventory strategy and dealer requirements and was responsible for fleet operations, including vehicle sales and remarketing. From 2009 to 2013 he served as the regional general manager for Mazda’s Western region and stepped into the role as director of the customer service division in 2013. He has held his current position since April 2016.
Prior to his time at MNAO, he worked for Ford Motor Company in the Lincoln Mercury Division where he held several roles in marketing and sales.
Manning graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
He currently resides in Southern California