Tim  Turner Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Tim Turner

Production Team Leader
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, KY

Tim Turner is a 17 year Toyota Manufacturing employee working in various assignments within the Georgetown, Kentucky plant. He is a Christian husband and father and volunteers at his church. (Including a ministry that reaches out to people with developmental disabilities.)


Tim Turner began working at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, KY (TMMK) on July 17, 1995.   Throughout his career he has worked in various areas within the Assembly department.    Tim's most recent  assignment is in the Assembly Safety team where he helps the team members solve ergonomic safety concerns.   He is also one of the leaders in the Assembly diversity committee.   Tim is an author,  his current book is titled,  "One Team on All Levels:  The story of the Toyota Team members."  All proceeds from the book are being donated to the Toyota Benevolence Fund at TMMK which helps team members in their time of need.   In April 2012 he was awarded (along with five fellow team members) a US patent for an equipment design.  In 2011 his team was awarded the most innovative award for an equipment design at the Applied Ergonomics Conference in Orlando, FL. Tim is also active in his church and community.   He leads a ministry at Victory Life church in Georgetown, KY that ministers to people with developmental disabilities.   In June 2012  he was named as a Bluegrass Community Connector.   The Bluegrass Community Connectors is a United Way sponsored project (144 people were chosen out of 5,000  nominees in a regional project to help promote community service).    In Feb 2012, Tim's quality circle project was selected as one of the Most innovative diversity projects in the United States and was chosen as a presentation for the Diversity Inc Innovation Fest.  The project was to create a partnership between TMMK and Lex Pro (a non profit business that provides work opportunities to people with developmental disabilities). His most recent speaking engagement was to the Greater Cleveland Business partnering group where he along with his manager, Dave Orrender once again spoke on the TMMK / Lex Pro partnership.


    Mentored by Steve St. Angelo

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Production Safety and Diversity with special focus on disabilities

Personal Interests

    Church ministries



Featured Title
 Featured Title - One Team on All Levels Stories from Toyota Team Members 2e - 1st Edition book cover



Selected as a Bluegrass Community Connector

By: Tim Turner

The project recognized 144 individuals for their commitment, though six asked to remain anonymous. These individuals were identified through a public nomination process. The project began in August 2011. More than 5,000 nominations were received during a five month process from late August through January which sought input from all areas of the regional community. While people throughout the state were identified, the majority of nominations were from a 10 county area in Central Kentucky: Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Montgomery, Scott and Woodford. Each of these communities identified trusted leaders who get things done.
The purpose of the Bluegrass Community Connectors Project is to identify great civic connectors in the Bluegrass region who make significant things happen in our communities. Bringing these individuals together can create the synergy necessary to advance our common good like never before.
“Change can only come about by a committed group of citizens,” said United Way President Bill Farmer. “We want these individuals to know their commitment to our community is important to all of us. And we want them to have the opportunity to get to know each other – to build relationships that can result in true change in our community.”
Connectors had the opportunity to meet for the first time as a group on Tuesday, June 12. These Connectors discussed the importance of their recognition, issues facing the community and how they, as recognized leaders, can work together to improve Central Kentucky.
“When you put smart people together, when you put people who are doers and active leaders together, great things happen,” said Lyle Hanna, president of Hanna Resource Group and a volunteer leader in the Bluegrass Community Connector Project. “When you put one and one together, often you get three.”
The project is made possible through the generous support of AARP, PNC, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Trapp Communications, KEMI, Columbia Gas of Kentucky, Kentucky Eagle Beer, Scott United, Herald-Leader, Insight Communications, WKYT, WTVQ, WLEX, Georgetown New Graphic, Smiley Pete Publishing, Kentucky Forward, and WUKY.

Special thanks to AARP for sponoring the Community Connectors Luncheon.





Diversity Inc Innovation fest presentation

Published: Sep 14, 2012

Workplace diversity is enhanced by Toyota Motor North America's partnership with Lex-Pro, a nonprofit that helps people with disabilities reach their highest vocational potential. Toyota Financial Services' iCare helped to measure and increase employee participation in volunteer programs, especially for community work aimed at youth and education. David Orrender and Tim Turner shares the TMMK / Lex Pro partnership helping create a partnership with a non profit organization in Lexington, KY.

Victory Life Church Friendship Ministry

Published: Sep 12, 2012

A video introducing our ministry to the church and community.