Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. announced a number of changes in its North American management team, which will be effective April 1.
Judy Wheeler was appointed division vice president for U.S. and Canada dealer network strategy. She is currently division vice president for sales operations and North/West regions.
Billy Hayes was named division vice president for Nissan regional operations. Hayes is division vice president for trucks; light commercial vehicles, or LCV; and South/Mountain regions.
Claudia Marquez was promoted to vice president for sales and vehicle operations from her current role as senior director of sales operations for Infiniti USA.
David Kershaw was named vice president for Nissan Northeast region from his current role as vice president for dealer network development.
Fred DePerez was appointed vice president for the North America LCV business unit. DePerez currently is division general manager for global LCV marketing and sales for Nissan Motor Co.
Michael Colleran, who is currently vice president of Nissan Northeast region, was named vice president of Infiniti Americas.
Rob Pitt was promoted to vice president of purchasing for Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization, or RNPO, North America. He is currently senior director of production purchasing for RNPO North America.
Masayuki Fukuda, who is currently vice president of R&D for Nissan Technical Center North America, or NTCNA, Mexico, was named vice president of vehicle engineering for NTCNA.
Kiichi Namba was named vice president of R&D for NTCNA-Mexico. He is currently deputy general manager of Nissan Technical Center in Atsugi, Japan.