Scott Brand has held the position of Vice President of Quality Control at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) since April of 2015. He is responsible for meeting all quality requirements in the production of Subaru Legacy and Outback models, as well as contract production of the Toyota Camry. Prior to being assigned to Quality Control, Scott was Vice President of Manufacturing, a position he held for eight years. SIA operates stamping, body assembly, painting, engine and final vehicle assembly of approximately 300,000 vehicles per year in a just-in-time manufacturing environment. SIA is a recognized environmental leader and currently maintains the best safety record among North American automotive assembly plants. In 2013, parent company Fuji Heavy Industries announced a planned investment and expansion at SIA to add production of the Subaru Impreza model by late 2016, which will increase plant output to 370,000 per year. An additional investment was announced in 2015 to begin production of a 3-row crossover vehicle in 2018, raising output to well above 400,000 per year.
Before being promoted to Vice President, Scott has held various management and senior management positions in materials management, production control, and manufacturing since starting with the company in 1989 as a professional staff associate.
Prior to SIA, he worked as Operations Manager for Hartley Packaging, a small packaging converter in Indianapolis.
Scott serves as chair of the Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership Board of Advisors. In addition, he is a member of the Indiana Manufacturers Association Board of Directors and a member of the advisory board of the Purdue Center for Economic Education. In 1984 he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University in West Lafayette.
Scott and his wife Jessica reside in Carmel with their three children. He enjoys boating and also maintains a supporting interest in his wife’s family farm in upstate New York.