October 24, 2016 5:35 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 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 North America Announces Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition

Nissan North America announced it will produce a limited-volume version of its newly revised Rogue compact SUV, the "2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition" for the U.S. and Canadian markets. Also previewed was special badging, designed by Lucasfilm, which will have prominent placement on the new "Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition." The vehicle makes its global debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, opens on December 16, 2016. The Nissan Rogue has been updated for the 2017 model year with fresh exterior and interior treatments, an expanded suite of Nissan Safety Shield technology including available Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, and the first ever Rogue Hybrid model.

Nissan North America Unveils 2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo at Miami Auto Show

Nissan North America announced the 2017 Sentra SR Turbo debuts at Miami International Auto Show alongside new 2017 Rogue compact SUV. At the heart of the SR Turbo is its new 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) turbocharged engine that delivers a 50% horsepower increase from the normally aspirated 1.8-liter Sentra SR powerplant. Rated at 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, the new SR Turbo engine offers 64 more horsepower and 52 more lb-ft of torque than non-turbo 2017 Sentra grades1. To help handle the increased power and torque, the new Sentra SR Turbo also receives an enhanced body structure, revised steering system, larger front disc brakes, new 6-speed manual or Xtronic transmission with manual mode and unique suspension tuning. The result is improved acceleration from standing starts and highway passing, improved handling and enhanced ride comfort. The 2017 Sentra SR Turbo includes a standard power sliding glass moonroof and SR Turbo badging. The SR Turbo Premium Package, the only option package available with the SR Turbo, includes Blind Spot Warning (BSW)2, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)2, leather-appointed seating and Bose® Premium audio system with eight speakers. All Sentra SR models feature LED low beam projector headlights with LED accents, lower body side sill extensions, rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light, fog lights, chrome exhaust finisher, heated outside mirrors with LED turn signals, and unique design 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 205/50R17 all-season tires. Inside, Sentra SR includes sport interior trim, premium sport cloth seats, driver's seatback pocket, heated front seats, a 5.0-inch Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display (ADAD) and standard Siri Eyes Free™ Voice Recognition. In addition to the new SR Turbo (6MT and Xtronic), the 2017 Nissan Sentra is offered in four other grade levels: Sentra S, SV, SR and SL (Xtronic).

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.

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