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February 08, 2016 5:59 AM 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 Sales & Marketing & Operations and Chairman of Nissan Canada
Chief Executive Officer of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd and President of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd
Age: 61
President of Nissan Brazil
President of NMEX
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Nissan North America, Inc. Key Developments

Nissan Announces Senior Management Changes in North America

Nissan announced a series of senior management appointments in North America intended to strengthen the company’s progress towards its “Power 88” mid-term business plan goals. In North America, the company has made strong progress on improving its operating profit through a steady stream of well-received new product launches. These new products have led to consistent growth in Nissan’s car, crossover and SUV sales and have helped the company gain market share in the U.S. in seven of the last eight years. Changes will strengthen the execution of the company’s Nissan Division U.S. teams and place more focus on trucks and light commercial vehicles, which are key opportunity areas for Nissan with the launch of the all-new TITAN XD and other truck products. All changes are effective Jan. 1, 2016. Christian Meunier, currently president, Nissan Canada, Inc., is appointed senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations, NNA. Meunier will also hold the title of chairman, Nissan Canada. In his new role, Meunier will lead the operations of the Nissan Division in both the U.S. and Canada, including all sales, marketing communications, model line brand management, parts and service, product planning, trucks and light commercial vehicles, customer quality and dealer network development functions. Over the last three years, Meunier has led the Nissan Canada team to record volume and market share through effective marketing programs and a strengthening of the dealer network. He will report to Muñoz. Fred Diaz, currently senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations U.S., NNA, is named to the position of division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, NNA, with responsibility for trucks and light commercial vehicles across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In this newly formed role, Diaz will use his extensive truck experience to focus on building a holistic business strategy for Nissan’s commercial vehicles across the North American region. Judy Wheeler, currently vice president, Nissan Southeast Region, NNA, is named vice president, Sales, Nissan Division U.S. with responsibility for leading the Nissan Division sales operations, vehicle operations and fleet functions. Wheeler will be based in Franklin and report to Meunier. She will be accountable for all facets of Nissan’s U.S. domestic sales activities including sales policies, objectives and initiatives with a focus on increasing revenue and profit generation for the Nissan brand and dealer network. Dan Mohnke is appointed vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager (CMM) & Marketing Operations, Nissan Division U.S., with responsibility for leading the marketing operations teams, including pricing, incentives and marketing analytics for Nissan in the U.S. Billy Hayes will return to Nissan as vice president, Nissan Southeast Region, NNA, and will be based in Atlanta. Most recently, Hayes was vice president, Distribution and Accessories at Southeast Toyota Distributors and, before that, had a 10-year career at Nissan in market representation, dealer operations, customer satisfaction and human resources. Michael Bunce, currently vice president, Light Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Nissan North America, is appointed vice president, Product Planning, NNA. In this role, Bunce will report to Meunier and will be responsible for advanced and product planning for all Nissan vehicles throughout North America. Bunce’s previous light commercial vehicle responsibilities will now be managed as part of Diaz’s new role. David Kershaw, currently director, Dealer Network Strategy, Sales & Marketing, is promoted to vice president, Dealer Network Development, NNA and will report to Meunier. In this position, he will be responsible for all activities related to dealer network development in the U.S. for Nissan Division. Tim Gilbert, currently director, Dealer Network Development, NNA, is named director, Dealer Network Strategy, NNA and will report to Kershaw. In his new role, Gilbert will be responsible for overall dealer network development department strategy and coordination within the U.S. while also leading dealer network development personnel in a majority of Nissan’s U.S. regions. Eric Rogers, currently general manager, dealer network development, NNA, is named director, dealer network development, NNA and will report to Kershaw. Rogers’ role will be focused on leading dealer network development personnel in two of Nissan’s U.S. regions along with budget coordination for the dealer network development function. Joni Paiva, currently director, CMM, Versa/Sentra/Juke, is named president, Nissan Canada. In his new role, Joni will have day-to-day responsibility for all Nissan operations in Canada, including sales and marketing, finance, dealer network, product and corporate planning, aftersales, legal, human resources and the captive sales finance company. Paiva will report to Meunier in his new role as chairman, Nissan Canada. Paiva’s replacement will be the subject of a later announcement. Stephen Lester, managing director, Infiniti Canada, will now report directly to Randy Parker, vice president, Infiniti Americas, for all Infiniti Canada business.

Nissan Names Kristina Adamski as Director, Group Communications, Nissan North America, Inc to Replace Travis Parman

Nissan named Kristina Adamski director, Group Communications, Nissan North America Inc. effective December 1, 2015. She 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. Adamski will report to David Reuter, vice president, Corporate Communications, NNA. She replaces Travis Parman, who is on a foreign service assignment with Nissan's alliance partner, Renault. Most recently, Adamski led Global Manufacturing and Labor Communications at Ford Motor Company. In that role, she oversaw communications efforts for manufacturing facilities and hourly workers around the world.

Nissan Shows All-new 2016 Nissan TITAN X

Nissan kicked off its biggest presence ever at the world famous State Fair of Texas with a special showing of the all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup in the heart of American truck country. The 2016 TITAN XD, which was planned in Tennessee, designed in California, engineered in Michigan, tested in Arizona and assembled in Mississippi, will be featured on a specially-built 'TITAN Proving Grounds' display, providing truck fans the unique opportunity to take part in a series of interactive activities and experience TITAN XD in its natural setting. The State Fair of Texas runs September 25 through October 18 at Fair Park in Dallas. The centerpiece of Nissan’s State Fair of Texas display is the TITAN XD, which is powered by a new Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine rated at a powerful 555 lb-ft of torque and is set to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in December. in December. The TITAN XD – which features a maximum towing capacity of more than 12,000 pounds when properly equipped – will later be available in a total of three cab configurations, three bed lengths, two frame sizes, 4x4 and 4x2 drive and five grade levels. TITAN’s innovation leadership continues with cutting-edge available towing, utility features and driving aids, including an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control and a Trailer Light Check system that allows one-person hook-up operation including checking turn signals, brake lights and running/clearance lights. Also assisting trailer hook-ups is the TITAN’s RearView Monitor with Trailer Guides, while the available Around View Monitor (AVM) provides a virtual 360° bird’s eye view of the surrounding area from front, rear and side cameras to help with parking and pulling in and out of tight spaces. The system also includes Moving Object Detection, which helps detect moving objects such as vehicles, shopping carts or other large objects near the vehicle when backing out via an on-screen notification and warning chime. Helping TITAN XD owners take advantage of its ample towing power are two available hitches including an integrated gooseneck hitch engineered into the frame and easily accessible in the bed.

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