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Photo of Karen TarverKaren Tarver
New Model Delivery Senior Manager
Procurement Division
Honda Development & Manufacturing of America, LLC.


Karen Tarver is a New Model Delivery Senior Manager for Honda Development & Manufacturing of America, LLC. She is responsible for leading teams across the U.S. at various Honda facilities.

Karen joined Honda in March 2008 as an associate in the Mass Production Parts Quality Body group. In 2015, Karen became the New Model Purchasing Project Leader for Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC. She was responsible for leading new model quality, delivery, and packaging development of Honda’s suppliers. She was assigned as the HMIN Purchasing New Model Department Manager in 2019 until being appointed to her current role as a Regional Manager within North America.

Karen is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where she earned a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering. In addition to her role at Honda, Karen serves as the founding member and Chairperson of the African American Resource Collaborative of Honda (AARCH). She resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two daughters.