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Nissan Introduces New Leadership in North America

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Nissan Group of North America announced some leadership changes today, going into effect on April 1st, the beginning of Nissan’s Fiscal Year 2015. Nissan is also reorganizing its sales regions in to eight territories, compared to five last year.

Here are the changes in full:


Nissan Division Sales & Marketing

Pietro Berardi – Vice President, Aftersales

Wally Burchfield – Vice President, Aftersales

Anne Corrao – Regional Vice President, Nissan West Region

Toby Perry – Director, Nissan Sales Operations

Mike Rocco – Regional Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Region

Josh Batie – Regional Vice President, Nissan Northwest Region


Customer Quality & Dealer Network Development

Dave Mazur will replace John Spoon as Vice President, Customer Quality and Chief Customer Officer. John Spoon is retiring from Nissan North America after 28 years of service.

Don Strong will also be promoted to Director, Customer Relationship Management and Digital Marketing Platforms.


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David Aldana will replace 27-year veteran Jose Luis Benitez as AC, director CIVAC, Nissan Mexico.

Steve Marsh will be promoted to Vice President, Canton Manufacturing, to backfill Aldana’s vacant position.


Nissan Mexico & Nissan Latin America

Mayra Gonzalez – Regional Vice president, Sales and Marketing, Nissan Mexico

Jorge Vallejo – Director, Government Affairs and Sales Export, Nissan Mexico

Daniel Pelayo – Director, Aftersales, Nissan Latin America


Research & Development

Chris Reed will replace Dana Hargitt, who is retiring as Vice President, Components Engineering.

Eiichi Akashi will be promoted to Vice President, Vehicle Engineering and Vehicle Program Management.


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