Chris Mroz

Chris Mroz

Group Manager of Quality Control Engineering


Princeton, IN USA

I've really enjoyed mentoring because I know there are people like me when I first started, young, energetic, and wanting to be successful. What I want to do is help them achieve that.


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Chris Mroz


My road in life has been direct.
Inspired by my best friend's father who was an engineer, I pursued mechanical engineering at Purdue University.
During college, I benefited from a co-op experience that exposed me to research and development, marketing, and manufacturing, sparking my love for the latter.
I started my career in Jasper, Indiana, as a product engineer, then quickly advanced to area manager to oversee a diverse team.
I joined Toyota Indiana as one of the first group leaders in production, thanks to my proactive application and previous manufacturing experience.
I’ve since been elevated to my current role as group manager in quality control engineering at Toyota, overseeing significant projects like the launch of the Lexus TX.


Group Manager of Quality Control Engineering

I guide engineering teams at Toyota, blending project management with mentorship to innovate and uphold quality.

Career Roadmap

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Working with Others

Day to Day

My days revolve around overseeing a dynamic team of engineers split between mass production and new model development. I guide our daily operations team in enhancing vehicle quality and liaising with suppliers to sustain high standards across production. Simultaneously, I steer another team focused on developing new models, ensuring the vehicle's functionality aligns with Toyota's standards. Beyond the technicalities, mentoring the next generation of engineers profoundly enriches my role.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

I highly recommend finding a mentor in the area you're interested in. Mentors greatly helped me when I was starting out, and I now find fulfillment in mentoring others. Figure out what brings you enjoyment, pursue that, and find a mentor or two to help. They can give advice on how they've found success and share the mistakes and failures they've experienced. If you don't have to repeat that failure, that's great.