August 28, 2016 1:50 PM ET


Company Overview of Nissan North America, Inc.

Company Overview

Nissan North America, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets Nissan and Infiniti vehicles in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It offers various cars, such as sedans, electric cars, sports cars, crossovers and SUVs, minivans and vans, trucks and commercial vehicles, and various accessories. The company also provides automotive financial and training services; automotive designing, automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, and distribution and manufacturing services; and credit services, customer service operations, and support services. It offers its products through a network of dealers. Nissan North America, Inc. was formerly kn...

One Nissan Way

Franklin, TN 37067

United States

Founded in 1960





Key Executives for Nissan North America, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Senior Vice President of Finance
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing & Operations and Chairman of Nissan Canada
Chief Executive Officer of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd and President of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd
Age: 62
President of Nissan Brazil
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Nissan North America, Inc. Key Developments

Nissan Group of North America Announces Management Changes, Effective September 1, 2016

Nissan Group of North America announced that Brian Brockman Director, Internal Communications, of the company is named Director, Group Communications. He will lead teams responsible for all Nissan Group communications activities in North America including corporate, manufacturing, labor and policy communications, multicultural communications, corporate social responsibility and crisis communications. Brockman will report to Kristina Adamski, vice president, Corporate Communications, NNA, and will be based in Franklin, Jeff Harris, regional vice president, East Region, Infiniti USA, is retiring after 27 years with the company. Harris joined Infiniti as Marketing Manager in the Central Region just before the brand's launch in 1989. Subsequently, he worked in various roles in the Infiniti and Nissan organizations, including District Operations Manager, Market Rep, Assistant Regional Manager and National Sales Operations and Aftersales at Infiniti before moving to the East Region in 2005, Ted Mengiste director, Light Commercial Vehicle Sales & Marketing, NNA, will replace Harris as Regional Vice President, East Region, Infiniti USA. In this role, Mengiste will be responsible for directing all marketing, market representation, personnel and operational functions of the region. He will report to Randy Parker, vice president, Infiniti Americas, and will be based in the Infiniti East Region office in Somerset, New Jersey and Tiago Castro senior manager, NNA Product Planning, will replace Mengiste as Director, LCV Sales & Marketing, NNA. He will be responsible for major marketing and sales functions for commercial vehicles including sales operations, dealer network development and marketing. Castro will report to Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, of the company, and will be based in Franklin. All the changes are effective September 1, 2016.

Nissan TITAN Full-Size Pickup Lineup Expands for 2017 With the Addition of New TITAN Single Cab Model

Nissan TITAN full-size pickup lineup expands for 2017, with the addition of new TITAN single cab model. New TITAN XD and TITAN Single Cabs join currently available TITAN XD and TITAN Crew Cabs at Nissan dealerships in late fall; First single cab in TITAN history, offers Nissan durability and innovation in ideal fleet/work truck configuration; Equipped with choice of advanced Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel (XD) or Nissan's new 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 gasoline engines (XD and TITAN); Available in two entry grade levels and choice of 4x2 and 4x4 drive; Integral part of Nissan's 'Year of the Truck' - celebration of Nissan's new TITAN lineup, Armada, Pathfinder and more throughout 2016. The next chapter of Nissan's 'Year of the Truck' was unveiled with a sneak peek of the members of the TITAN full-size pickup family - the 2017 TITAN XD and TITAN Single Cab models. The first-ever single cab offering in TITAN history, the new trucks are designed to provide an affordable and rugged entry-point in the commercial fleet/work truck market. The Single Cab is the second of three eventual TITAN body configurations, joining the current Crew Cab and future King Cab. The Single Cab models are scheduled to go on sale in late fall 2016. TITAN will ultimately be available in a total of three cabs, three bed lengths, three engines, 4x4 and 4x2 drive and S, SV, SL, PRO-4X and Platinum Reserve trim levels. The new single cab will be offered in both TITAN XD and TITAN configurations, with both versions sharing the same cab dimensions and 8.0-foot pickup beds but completely separate fully boxed ladder frame chassis. The TITAN XD Single Cab, like the TITAN XD Crew Cab, will be offered in a choice of two engines - the Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel, which is rated at 310 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque; and the 5.6-liter Endurance V8, rated at 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. The TITAN Single Cab, with about a foot shorter wheelbase, will be offered initially with the new 5.6-liter Endurance V8 (a V6 engine will be available at a later date). Diesel equipped models feature an Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission and V8 gasoline engine equipped versions will utilize a 7-speed automatic transmission. Along with a choice of 4x4 and 4x2 drive configurations, two grade levels will be available with both TITAN XD and TITAN Single Cabs - S and SV, along with a number of optional equipment packages. The new Single Cab takes TITAN into new territory, bringing the innovative design and bed utility that TITAN has been known for to a wider base of commercial use buyers.

Nissan North America Announces Executive Changes

Nissan announced a series of senior management appointments in North America (NA) intended to support the company's growth and global performance during the final year of the 'Power 88' mid-term business plan. All changes are effective July 1, 2016, unless otherwise noted: Kristina Adamski, director, Group Communications, is promoted to vice president, Corporate Communications, NA, replacing Reuter. In this role, she will be responsible for leading Nissan's communications function across the North America region and providing strategic counsel and support to the company's senior leadership. Adamski will report directly to Muñoz and be based in Franklin. Effective Sept. 1, 2016, Mike Hobson, director, Customer Quality and Customer Resource Center, is retiring after 25 years with the company. Hobson joined Nissan in 1991 and, through his career, he has held various managerial roles in sales & marketing both at headquarters and in the regions. Hobson played an instrumental role in the launch of Nissan Commercial Vehicles in the U.S. and most recently led the customer quality and call center teams to achieving improved responsiveness to out-of-warranty product issues and higher standards of overall service resulting in increased customer satisfaction and brand loyalty. Nat Mason, director, Infiniti Aftersales, is named director, Customer Quality and Customer Resource Center, replacing Hobson. Mason will report to Dave Mazur, vice president, Customer Quality and Chief Customer Officer. In his new role, Nat will be responsible for further improving responsiveness to customer issues and supporting the drive to improve Nissan's overall opinion. He will be based in Franklin. Andrew Speaker, director, Nissan Electric Vehicle (EV) Marketing and Sales Strategy, is named director, Infiniti Aftersales, replacing Mason. Speaker will report to Claudia Márquez, senior director, Sales Operations, Infiniti U.S.A. He will be based in Franklin. Brian Maragno, senior manager, Dealer Network Development, is promoted to director, EV Marketing and Sales Strategy, replacing Speaker. In his new role, Maragno will lead U.S. sales and marketing activities for Nissan LEAF, the best-selling electric car in history. Maragno will report to Dan Mohnke, vice president, Chief Marketing Manager (CMM) and Marketing Operations, U.S. and Judy Wheeler, vice president, Sales, Nissan Division U.S. He will be based in Franklin. Chandra Vasser, currently director, Purchasing - Sales & Marketing, Information Technology and Energy, is named director and controller, Purchasing Finance. She will be based in Franklin and report to Michelle Baron, senior director, Monozukuri Finance, North America. Vasser is replacing Steve Hope, who was previously announced as the chief financial officer for Nissan Australia. Robert Kinchen, senior manager, Purchasing, is promoted to director, Purchasing - Sales & Marketing, Information Technology and Energy, replacing Vasser. Kinchen will report to Gary Zoller, senior director, Vehicle Purchasing, Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO). He will be based in Franklin.

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