NASHVILLE, Tennessee : Nissan is making several changes to its North American management team as it accelerates efforts to meet targets outlined in the company’s midterm business plan, “M.O.V.E. to 2022.” All changes are effective April 1, 2019 unless otherwise noted.
Research & Development : Chris Reed – Vice President for Platform & Technology Engineering – is promoted to the role of Senior Vice President for Research & Development, Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA). Mr Reed replaces Takeshi Yamaguchi who was recently named Corporate Vice President & Alliance Global Vice President – Customer Performance & Computer Aided Engineering / Test Engineering.
Masami Honma : General Manager, Body Engineering, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (NML), is joining NTCNA as Vice President for Platform & Technology Engineering replacing Mr Reed.
Sales & Marketing : Allyson Witherspoon – General Manager for Global Brand Engagement, NML returns to North America & is promoted to Vice President for Nissan Marketing Communications & Media. Witherspoon replaces Jeremy Tucker who has elected to leave Nissan to pursue other opportunities.
Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation : Shishir Bhushan – Managing Director for Nissan Renault Financial Services India is named Vice President for Operations, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation.
Nissan Canada : Effective from the 01st of May 2019 Steve Milette, currently Regional Vice President for Nissan Canada, Inc. (NCI). He is being promoted to President, NCI replacing Joni Paiva who will become Regional Vice President for Marketing & Sales in Nissan’s Africa, Middle East & India (AMI) regions.
Nissan North America : Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer & corporate financing, sales & marketing, distribution & manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program & has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010.