President and CEO, Aisin World Corp. of America
Scott Turpin is president and CEO of Aisin World Corp. of America (AWA), the sixth largest Tier One supplier of automotive components in the world. Turpin oversees Aisin’s North American OE Sales and Sales Planning Division in Northville, Mich., and operations in Seymour, Ind., in addition to the company’s Aftermarket business in Torrance, Calif. He also led the strategic planning and opening of new Aisin Aftermarket facilities in Dallas, Nashville and Panama. Turpin is also responsible for logistics operations in Detroit, Laredo, Texas, and Los Angeles. A managing officer of parent company Aisin Seiki, Kariya City, Japan, Turpin has been with Aisin Group for 22 years.
Previously, Turpin was president of Aisin Drivetrain, Inc., Crothersville, Ind., a global supplier of trans-missions for the automotive and forklift industries, and steering columns for passenger cars and trucks.
Before joining Aisin, Turpin was general plant manager at the Borg Warner powder metal facility in Livonia, Mich. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in mechanical engineering technology from Purdue University, and attended the Executive Management Program at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He and his wife, Beth, are the parents of two adult sons.