Meet our leadership team. With decades of experience and knowledge in the industry, our team is dedicated to ensuring NGK Ceramics continuously provides world-class products and customer service to our clients in every part of the world.

Todd Alexander
Vice President

Todd Alexander was named Vice President in April 2022. Along with his VP duties, he continues to serve as NGK Ceramics USA’s Director of Administration responsible for Human Resources, Training and Development, Information Technology, Accounting, Purchasing, Safety and Environmental, and Security.

Alexander began his NGK tenure in 1992 holding such roles as the Inspection Manager, Inventory Control Department Manager, and the Manager of Administration. Alexander lived in Nagoya, Japan, for two years, working in the Automotive Ceramics Product Engineering group after being assigned to NGK’s headquarters there.

Prior to joining NGK, Alexander worked for Cone Mills Corporation in Salisbury, NC as an Assistant Human Resources Manager, Training Manager, and a Production Supervisor. Alexander holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Finance from The University of South Carolina, a Master of Business Administration from Appalachian State University, and a Master of Science in Organizational Management from Pfeiffer University.

Lee Johnson
Director of Engineering

Lee Johnson is the Director of Engineering at NGK Ceramics USA. He began working for NGK in 2003 as a Process & Technology Engineer with a primary focus on continuous improvement and cost reduction. He also worked heavily on the implementation of a new HONEYCERAM® product at that time.

In 2010, Johnson became the Process & Technology Manager where he oversaw the entire Process & Technology Department’s continuous improvement efforts. After seven years, Johnson took on the role of Assistant Engineering Director and was later promoted to the Director of Engineering where he is now responsible for all engineering functions across the facility.

Some of Johnson’s many accomplishments at NGK include the implementation of a new HONEYCERAM® product, the implementation of the clay recycling program, and the introduction of a new line for a new large substrate product. Lee Johnson graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology.