Fred M. Diaz Named Divisional Vice President, Nissan Sales & Marketing For Nissan Division In The U.S.<7201.T>

Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:57pm EDT

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.,  April 12, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan today announced that 
Fred M. Diaz  has been named to the newly formed position of divisional vice
president, Nissan Sales & Marketing, Nissan U.S., reporting to  Jose Munoz,
senior vice president, Sales & Marketing, Customer Quality and Dealer Network
Development, Nissan Americas. Most recently, Diaz was president and chief
executive officer - Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group, LLC as well as president
and chief executive officer, Chrysler de  Mexico.

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In this new leadership role, Diaz will assume full responsibility for the
day-to-day operations of the Nissan Division in  the United States, including
all sales, marketing, fixed operations, parts and service and administration
functions. He will lead the Nissan Division team with the Marketing, Light
Commercial Vehicle & Fleet, Parts & Service and Regional Operations functions
reporting directly to him.

"Fred Diaz  is one of the most experienced, results-driven sales and marketing
executives in our industry, and we are privileged to welcome him to Nissan,"
said Munoz. "As Nissan Division continues to grow in  the United States, we
expect Fred to convey a fresh perspective to our dealers and the entire
divisional operations team that he will now lead."

Previously, Diaz was Chrysler's chief executive in charge of the Ram Truck
Brand, a position to which he was named in  October 2009. In 2011, Diaz was
appointed as the chief executive of Chrysler's Mexican operations where he was
the corporate representative responsible for all of the company's business
brands in  Mexico, including Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Mitsubishi.

During his 24-year career at Chrysler, Diaz progressed through a series of sales
company roles beginning as a trainee and zone manager through to the head of
national sales and, ultimately, CEO of the Ram brand. He has extensive
automotive experience across the sales, field operations, distribution, service
and marketing arenas.  

Diaz is a respected executive in the automotive industry who has overseen a
period of tremendous growth at the Ram brand. In addition to the Ram brand's 17
percent sales increase in 2012, he was instrumental in leading the brand to win
the 2013 'North American Truck of the Year' award for the new Ram 1500 pickup

Diaz earned a bachelor's degree in management with an emphasis in psychology
from  Texas Lutheran University  and a master's degree in business management
from  Central Michigan University.

About Nissan North America
In  North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering,
consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and
manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan
Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in
2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More
information on Nissan in  North America  and the complete line of Nissan and
Infiniti vehicles can be found online at and, or visit the Americas media sites  and  

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.,  Japan's second-largest automotive company, is
headquartered in  Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers
with more than 4.9 million vehicles in 2012, generating revenue of  9.4 trillion
yen  ($US118.95 billion) in fiscal 2011. With a strong commitment to developing
exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range
of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission
mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the
first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous
international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year
Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable
mobility, visit our website at


SOURCE  Nissan North America

Travis Parman, Nissan Americas, Tel: 615-725-5828,

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