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Nissan announces senior management changes for North America

Nissan is making several changes to its North American management team

Nissan is making several changes to its North American management team in line with the mission of delivering sustainable results and leading the technology and business evolution outlined in the company’s “M.O.V.E. to 2022” midterm plan.

“These changes in our North American leadership team will strengthen our focus on Nissan customers and working with our dealer partners,” said José Luis Valls, president and chairman, Nissan North America. “We are fortunate to have a strong slate of leaders to help drive our business forward and respond to market challenges facing the automotive industry.”

Effective June 1, Airton Cousseau is appointed senior vice president, Marketing and Sales, Nissan North America. In this role, Cousseau will be responsible for all U.S. sales and marketing activities for the Nissan Division.

Cousseau is currently vice president, Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd. and managing director, Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Co. in China. He previously served as president, Nissan Mexico.

The following changes are effective May 1.

Dan Mohnke, senior vice president, Connected Services, Data, and Digitalization, adds responsibility for the company’s Customer Journey and Vehicle Connected Services teams. Mohnke’s organization is focused on helping Nissan capitalize on opportunities created by disruption in the automotive industry.

Billy Hayes, division vice president, Nissan Regional Operations, is named division vice president, Nissan Sales, effective May 1. Hayes will oversee sales operations, while maintaining responsibility for the brand’s field sales organization.

Judy Wheeler is named division vice president, Dealer Network Development and Customer Quality. Wheeler’s expanded responsibility will enhance the focus on support for both Nissan customers and dealers.

Fred DePerez, vice president, Light Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, is named regional vice president, Nissan Northeast Region. He will be based in Somerset, New Jersey.

David Kershaw, regional vice president, Nissan Northeast Region, is named regional vice president, Nissan Southeast Region. Kershaw will be based in Atlanta.

Shawn Mirabal, regional vice president, Nissan Northwest Region, adds responsibility for Nissan’s West Region. He assumes the title of regional vice president, Nissan West Region, based in Irvine, California.

Dave Mazur, vice president, Customer Quality, has elected to leave Nissan to pursue other opportunities.

SOURCE: Nissan

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