NISSAN AMERICAS ANNOUNCES SENIOR LEADERSHIP CHANGES

Posted on 23. Mar, 2012 by in Nissan Canada

03.22.2012

, Nashville, Tenn.

NISSAN AMERICAS ANNOUNCES SENIOR LEADERSHIP CHANGES

Nissan Americas now announced a array of comparison care appointments via a company’s Americas operations. These changes are dictated to serve strengthen Nissan Americas’ support of a company’s ‘Power 88’ business plan. All changes are effective Apr 1, 2012.

Management Committee – Americas (MC-A)
José Muñoz, now boss and handling director, Nissan Mexicana, is named comparison clamp president, Sales and Marketing, Latin America and Customer Quality and Dealer Network Development for a Americas. He will be formed in Franklin, TN and will news to Bill Krueger, clamp chairman, MC-A.

In this newly combined role, Muñoz will be obliged for a handling opening of a company’s Mexican (NMEX), Latin American (NLAC) and Brazilian (NBA) operations and will paint any on a MC-A. In further to heading a NMEX, NLAC and NBA Sales and Marketing functions, he will also be obliged for a company’s Dealer Network Development classification opposite a Americas. The presidents of NMEX, NLAC and NBA will any news to Muñoz.

Muñoz assimilated Nissan in 2004 after a career that enclosed over 10 years of government positions with several other automotive companies in Europe. He began his Nissan career as ubiquitous manager, Dealer Development for Nissan Europe after that he became a handling executive of Nissan Iberia, S.A. In 2009, Muñoz took a care purpose of Nissan Mexicana and has led a NMEX classification to grasp not usually a top marketplace share in a story of a operation, though also a 34-month run of Nissan sales care in a country. He is also obliged for building pivotal play network initiatives heading to poignant improvements opposite a sales network in Mexico.

Muñoz binds a doctoral grade in Nuclear Engineering from Polytechnic University of Madrid and a master’s grade in Business Administration from Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid. In addition, he finished other executive government programs from Cranfield School of Management in London and INSEAD Business School in France.

Nissan Mexicana (NMEX)
Jose Luis Valls, now informal clamp president, Commercial Sales, NMEX, is named boss and handling director, NMEX, stating to Muñoz. Valls assimilated Nissan in 2011 after 8 years with General Motors, where he hold a array of care roles opposite a Latin American region. Earlier in his career, Jose Luis worked with other automotive manufacturers and an promotion agency. He binds a bachelor’s grade in Public Accounting from Pontifica Universidad Catolica Santa Maria in Argentina and a master’s grade in Management from a University of California-Berkeley.

Carlos Servin, now director, Finance, NMEX, is allocated informal clamp president, Finance, NMEX and NLAC and will have a twin news to Jett Johns, clamp president, Finance, Nissan Americas and Muñoz. Due to a poignant enlargement in NMEX and NLAC, Servin will be obliged for all financial slip for NMEX and NLAC and lead financial initiatives for a company’s vicious enlargement activities in a region.

Servin came to Nissan in 2008 and was obliged for sourroundings adult a financial control routine and governance in NMEX and has played a pivotal purpose in NMEX marketplace care during a final 34 months. His automotive career spans over 20 years with Ford where he served as a tellurian executive for Financial Planning of Volvo only before fasten Nissan. He binds a bachelor’s grade in business from Universidad Iberoamericana and a master’s grade in Finance from Technologico de Monterrey in Mexico.

Roberto Delgado, now partner director, Manufacturing Finance, NMEX, is named director, Finance, Monozukuri and RD, NMEX. He will support a Monozukuri and RD functions and their enlargement activities for NMEX. He will news to Servin.

Prior to fasten Nissan in 2009, Delgado hold financial government positions during Ford Motor Company. He binds a bachelor’s grade in International Business and Finance, a master’s grade in Finance as good as a post master’s diploma in Marketing and Sales from Technologico de Monterrey in Mexico.

Nissan Latin America and Caribbean (NLAC)

Kenneth Ramirez, now director, NLAC, is promoted to clamp president/managing director, NLAC, next Shoichi Miyatani, whose appointment as arch executive officer, Autech Japan and president, NISMO, was a theme of an progressing announcement. Ramirez will news to Muñoz.

He began his Nissan career in 2002 fasten a Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Engineering organisation during Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA). Since then, he has hold positions of augmenting responsibilities in several functions opposite a classification and region. He binds a bachelor’s grade in Electrical Engineering from a Georgia Institute of Technology.

Takahiro Yano, now partner director, NLAC is promoted to executive stating to Ken Ramirez, clamp president/managing director, NLAC. Yano began his career with Nissan in 1993 when he assimilated NML 1993 as partner manager for Trading Finance. He changed to a Latin American segment in 2007 and has taken augmenting responsibilities given then. He binds a bachelor’s grade in Spanish Linguistics from Kansai Gaidai University.

Nissan Brazil (NBA)
Anderson Ramos, now manager, Logistics, is named director, Logistics. He will have a twin news to Gerardo De La Torre, clamp president, Monozukuri, NBA and Mike Steck, clamp president, Supply Chain Management, Nissan Americas. Ramos assimilated Nissan in 2006 and has worked both in Engineering and Logistics in Brazil. Prior to fasten Nissan, he worked with twin other vital manufacturers, Renault and Volkswagen. He binds a bachelor’s grade in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s grade in Business Management from a Federal University of Parana.

Toshiyuki Fujikura, now director, RD, NBA, will lapse to Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (NML) in Japan to take on a new assignment as ubiquitous manager, Battery Business Unit, Marketing and Sales Group.

Yutaka Saito, now comparison manager, RD Resource Management, NML, will attain Fujikura as director, RD, NBA. He will have a twin news to Futoshi Ooike, clamp president, RD, Latin America (Mexico, LAC and Brazil) and De La Torre. Saito assimilated Nissan in 1992 and, given then, has hold a accumulation of positions in RD, Corporate Planning and Marketing and Sales in further to an assignment in China operative for Dong Feng. He binds a bachelor’s grade in Mechanical Engineering from Aoyama Gakuin University.

Antoine Doucerain, now ubiquitous manager, Maubeuge MCA Plant, Renault in France, is allocated director, Manufacturing Operations, NBA. He will news to Atsuhiko Hayakawa, clamp president, Manufacturing, NBA. Doucerain has some-more than 15 years of different prolongation and logistics knowledge with Renault. He has been concerned with Monozukuri and Douki Seisan processes during Renault. Doucerain graduated with masters’ degrees in Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.

Nissan Design Americas (NDA)
Alfonso Albaisa, clamp president, Design, Nissan Americas, is allocated pattern executive during NML in Japan. He will news to Shiro Nakamura, comparison clamp president, Design and Chief Creative Officer, NML. Since Albaisa assimilated Nissan in 1988, he has hold several positions globally. He was on prior assignments in Japan and London. He has also been instrumental in heading pattern for a array of projects including a Nissan Altima, Maxima, Rogue and Nissan Armada, Quest and Infiniti QX56. He binds a bachelor’s grade in Industrial Arts from a Pratt Institute.

Taro Ueda, now pattern director, NML, is named clamp president, NDA, next Albaisa. He will continue to news to Nakamura. Ueda assimilated Nissan 1989 as a Design and Brand dilettante and, given then, he has grown his career by several Design, Product Planning and RD government assignments. He binds a bachelor’s grade in Industrial Design from Chiba University.

Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (NMAC)
James Morton, now director, Financial Products, NMAC, is named ubiquitous manager, Sales Finance, during NML. He will news to Rakesh Kochhar, corporate clamp president, Treasury and Sales Finance, NML. Morton assimilated Nissan in 2004 and in 2005 became ubiquitous manager, Finance, in Nissan Europe. He has hold financial care positions in Canada and a U.S. and is now obliged for formulating innovative financial programs for NMAC that led to an boost in franchise invasion rates and augmenting marketplace share of a Sales Division. Morton binds a grade in law from a University of South Carolina and a master’s grade in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

Morton is succeeded by Kevin Chartier, now director, Remarketing. As director, Financial Services, Chartier will news to Mike McConnell, clamp president, Sales, Financial Products and Corporate Planning Office, NMAC. He assimilated Nissan in 1984 as manager, District Parts Sales for NNA. He afterwards took an executive position for banking solutions during RSA Solutions before returning to Nissan in 2006. Chartier binds a bachelor’s grade in Business Administration, Finance, Investment Banking and Marketing from a University of Wisconsin. In addition, he has finished a array of executive training programs from a University of Chicago and University of Virginia.

Kevin Cullum, now director, Credit Services, is named director, Remarketing, next Chartier. In his new role, Cullum will continue to news to Mark Kaczynski, president, NMAC. He came to Nissan in 2006 as comparison manager in Commercial Relations and Special Lending. Prior to fasten Nissan, Cullum worked for 17 years during Ford Motor Company where his career progressed by a array of selling assignments. He binds a bachelor’s and master’s grade in Business Administration from Central Missouri State University.

Mary Lauwereins, now director, NMAC Sales, succeeds Cullum as director, Credit Services. In her new position, Lauwereins will news to McConnell. She assimilated Nissan in 1990 and, given then, has hold a array of positions of augmenting shortcoming in patron satisfaction, marketplace support, play support, informal marketing, marketplace illustration and planning, placement and car operations. She binds a bachelor’s grade in Business Administration from Washington State University and an MBA from a University of Utah.

Jim DeTrude, now director, Infiniti CMM, is named director, NMAC Sales, next Lauwereins. In his new position, DeTrude will news to McConnell. He began his Nissan career in 1987 and has taken on augmenting responsibilities in Sales, Market Representation, Dealer Operations, Advertising, Marketing and Model Line. He binds a bachelor’s grade in Economics from a University of Dayton.

Infiniti Business Unit
Nathaniel Mason, now director, Customer Care, Parts and Service Accessory Development, is named director, Infiniti CMM, next DeTrude. In his new role, Mason will news to Ben Poore, clamp president, Infiniti Business Unit. He assimilated Nissan in 2007 and has taken on augmenting responsibilities in Product Planning, SV Programs, Profitability, Accessory Development, Logistics and Sales. He binds a bachelor’s grade in Psychology as good as another in Business Economics from Brown University. In addition, he has a master’s grade in Marketing and Finance from a University of Michigan.

Corporate Planning and Program Management Office (PMO)

Catherine Perez, now clamp president, Corporate Planning and PMO, will lapse to Japan to assume a purpose of module director, V-Platform, and will be stating to Andy Palmer, executive clamp president, Global Product Planning, Global Program Management, Global Marketing Communications and Global Corporate Planning. Perez’s career began with Nissan’s Alliance partner, Renault, in 1995 and, given 2000, she has worked for both Nissan and Renault in several executive roles in a Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization. She binds a bachelor’s grade in Strategy and Marketing from Ecole de Management de Lyon French Business School and a master’s grade in Business Administration from York University Toronto.

Hiroshi Toyoshima, now director, Overseas Program, is promoted to clamp president, Corporate Planning/PMO next Perez. He will news to Scott Becker, comparison clamp president, Administration and Finance, Nissan Americas. Toyoshima began his Nissan career in 1991 when he initial worked on Design and Brand. He afterwards spent 6 years in investigate and growth before relocating into Corporate Planning in 2002. Since then, he has hold several managerial positions within a function. Toyoshima binds a bachelor’s grade in Information Processing Systems from Seikei University.

Marketing and Sales
Billy Hayes, now director, Customer and Sales Satisfaction, is promoted to a tellurian purpose during NML as local ubiquitous manager, Global Sales Operations. He will news to Takao Katagiri, executive clamp president, Global Sales, NML. Since fasten Nissan in 2004, Hayes has hold positions of augmenting shortcoming in Market Representation, Dealer Operations, Customer Satisfaction and Human Resources. He binds a bachelor’s grade in Engineering from Bates College as good as a bachelor’s grade in Engineering and a master’s in Business from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Research and Development (RD)
Dana Hargitt, now director, Supplier Quality Assurance, is named clamp president, Components Engineering, NTCNA, next Bob Sump who has inaugurated to retire. He will news to Carla Bailo, comparison clamp president, Research and Development, Nissan Americas. Hargitt assimilated Nissan in 2010. Earlier in his career, he hold executive and managerial positions during Toyota. He binds a bachelor’s grade in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University.

Manabu Sato, director, Technology Planning, will lapse to NML in Japan to take on a new assignment as ubiquitous manager, Technology Planning Department. Succeeding Sato will be Kenichi Egawa, who is now manager, Electronics Engineering Development Division, IT and ITS Engineering Department, ITS Advanced and Product Engineering Group, NML-NTC. In his new role, he will news to Bailo. Egawa assimilated Nissan in 1990. He binds a bachelor’s grade in Applied Electrical Engineering from Keio University in Japan.

Aichi Akashi, director, Body Engineering, will lapse to NML to take on a new assignment as arch car operative (CVE), Nissan PV Product Development No.2. Shinichi Serino will attain Akashi as director, Body Engineering. Serino will news to Takeshi Yamaguchi, clamp president, Vehicle Engineering and VPM. He assimilated Nissan in 1990. His past responsibilities embody an progressing assignment with NTCNA, operative with Body Design for Body on Frame and D-Platform. Serino binds a bachelor’s grade in Naval Architecture from Kyushu University in Japan.

Linda Fox, now comparison manager, Electrical and Electronics, NTCNA, is named director, Electrical Engineering – Audio/IT. In her new role, she will news to Dana Hargitt. Prior to fasten Nissan in 2010, Fox spent her progressing career with Ford, Visteon and General Motors where she has hold a accumulation of government positions in Engineering, Manufacturing and Program Management. She binds bachelor’s grade in Electrical Engineering and a master’s grade in Manufacturing Systems from a Lawrence Technological Institute as good as a master’s grade in Business Administration from Michigan State University.

Steve Monk, now director, Vehicle Evaluation and Testing during Arizona Testing Center (ATC), will keep his twin purpose as arch marketability operative (CME) for a Americas and will now news directly to Jerry Hardcastle, ubiquitous manager, Global Marketability. Monk will continue in his stream role, obliged for Vehicle Evaluation and Testing (ATC) stating to Takeshi Yamaguchi, whose appointment as clamp boss NTCNA, was a theme of an progressing proclamation next Teruo Takahashi. Monk assimilated Nissan in 1990 and, given then, has hold positions of augmenting responsibilities in a RD organization. He binds a bachelor’s grade in Mechanical Engineering from Texas AM University.

Tomohiro Aoki, now comparison manager, Powertrain Quality, Powertrain Planning Department, NML, will join NNA as director, Total Customer Satisfaction (TCS) stating to Brad Thacker, clamp president, TCS. In his new role, Aoki will be located in Smyrna and will work with Nissan’s RD and prolongation organizations to urge sum patron satisfaction. He assimilated Nissan in 1993 and began his RD career with a Transmission Development Department. Since then, he has hold a accumulation of positions with a RD classification mostly in a Powertrain Department. Aoki binds a master’s grade in Precision Machinery from Chuo University in Japan.

Purchasing and Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO)

Vincent Valdmann, now director, Vehicle Purchasing, RNPO, is named director, Supplier Quality Assurance, next Hargitt. In his new role, Valdmann will continue to news to Rebecca Vest, clamp president, Purchasing, RNPO and Nissan Americas. Prior to his attainment during Nissan in 2008 as director, Powertrain, Valdmann’s 15-year automotive career enclosed government positions during Renault. He binds a bachelor’s grade in Mechanical Engineering from a Centre d’Etudes Superieures des Techniques Industrielles, a master’s grade in Industrial Operations from Lyon Business School as good as another master’s in Powertrain Engineering from a Ecole Nationale Superieure des Petroles et Moteurs.

Rob Pitt, now ubiquitous manager, RNPO, formed in NTC-Europe, is named director, Vehicle Purchasing, RNPO. Pitt will news to Rebecca Vest, clamp president, Purchasing, RNPO and Nissan Americas. He assimilated Nissan in 1994 and, given then, has taken positions of augmenting responsibilities in a Purchasing organization. He binds a bachelor’s grade in Business Studies, Law, Economics and Marketing from a University of Sunderland.

Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Effective Jul. 1st, Heath Holtz, now director, Logistics, will take a care purpose in a Global Supply Chain Management (SCM) Department during NML. He will news to Yasuyuki Andoh, local ubiquitous manager Global SCM. Holtz’s Nissan career began in Vehicle Operations and, given then, he has hold comparison government positions in car logistics and prolongation purchasing. He binds a bachelor’s grade from a US Air Force Academy and a master’s grade in Operations Research from Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition, he also warranted a master’s in Engineering Systems as good as a master’s in Business Administration from a Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Chris Styles, now executive of Logistics, After Sales and Service Parts Purchasing, NMEX, is named executive of Logistics, NNA, next Holtz. In his new role, Styles will news to Steck. He assimilated Nissan in 2002 and has hold a accumulation of positions in Purchasing and Logistics in further to his many new assignment in Mexico. Styles binds a grade in Business Administration from a University of Tennessee.

About Nissan Americas
In a Americas, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program 2010 and has been famous as a 2010 ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America, a Nissan LEAF and 0 emissions can be found during www.nissanusa.com.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second largest automotive association by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an constituent post of a Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with some-more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan supposing business with some-more than 4 million vehicles in 2010. With a clever joining to building sparkling and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a extensive operation of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles underneath a Nissan and Infiniti brands. A colonize in 0 glimmer mobility, Nissan done story with a introduction of a Nissan LEAF, a initial affordable, mass-market, pure-electric car and leader of countless general accolades including a prestigious 2011 European Car of a Year endowment and 2011 World Car of a Year.

For some-more information on the products, services and joining to Sustainable Mobility, revisit the website during http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

Contact:

David Reuter
Nissan Americas
Tel #: (615) 584-9046

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