MISSISSAUGA, ONT (April 25, 2013) – Nissan is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Thomas as Director of Marketing for Nissan Canada Inc, replacing Judy Wheeler who is named Regional Vice President of Nissan North America, Southeast Region. In this role Brian will be responsible for all planning and implementation of Nissan marketing efforts across Canada, as well as product planning and vehicle sales incentive development.
“Judy has been an important part of the Nissan Canada team overseeing the successful launch of several core models including Sentra, Pathfinder and Altima, and we wish her continued success in her new position with Nissan North America,” said Christian Meunier, President of Nissan Canada. “With extensive and diverse experience within the automotive sector including marketing, brand communications and dealer integration, Brian Thomas is a welcome addition to the Nissan Canada executive team.”
Thomas joins Nissan Canada from Volkswagen of America where he most recently served as the Executive General Manager, Brand Experience and Dealer Integration. In this role he was responsible for all Volkswagen’s experiential marketing strategy and execution, including the auto show programs, events, sponsorships and partnerships, as well as dealer integration. Previous to this, he spent over ten years with DaimlerChrysler in a variety of marketing and advertising positioon.
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 www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
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 http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
About Nissan Canada: Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 180 independent Nissan dealerships and 32 Infiniti retailers across Canada. 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 European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year awards.
More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissan.ca and www.infiniti.ca.
Didier Marsaud – Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Nissan Canada
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