October 28, 2021 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Toyota Field
500 Trash Panda Way
AL 35758
Individual Seating: $35 for NAITA Members; $50 for Prospective Members; Corporate Sponsorships Available

NAITA will host its 38th Annual World Trade Day Luncheon Celebration on Thursday, October 28, 11:30 am, at Toyota Field in the SportsMed Stadium Club Room. Our keynote speaker will be Mark Brazeal, Vice President, Administration, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM). Mr. Brazeal will discuss MTM’s global impact on the North Alabama region, including its global supply chain.

Mark Brazeal, Vice President of Administration, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A., and he is is responsible for all administration operations of the new joint venture including Human Resources, Safety, Production Control, Environmental, Accounting and External Affairs.

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing will have the capacity to produce 150,000 units of Mazda’s new SUV and 150,000 units of the Toyota Corolla. The facility will employ 4,000 team members with a $2.3B investment.

Mr. Brazeal comes to Mazda Toyota Manufacturing from Toyota Motor North America, where he served in General Manager roles at the company’s engine plants in Alabama and West Virginia. He joined Toyota in 2002 as Manager of Corporate Administration, then became Manager of Engineering followed by General Manager of Administration and General Manager of Manufacturing.

His current and past community involvement and board activities include President of the Alabama Automotive Manufacturer’s Association, the Career and Technical Education Commission by the Alabama State Board of Education, and board membership of the Alabama Productivity Center.

Mr. Brazeal earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Alabama in 1991. Mark and his wife Johna reside in Madison, Alabama, and they have three sons.

The 2021 NAITA Global Trade Award will be presented, and the company selected will be recognized at the World Trade Day Luncheon.