NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan has named Derrick Hatami to the position of vice president, Sales, for the U.S., reporting to Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing and Parts & Service U.S.A.
In this role effective Jan. 13, Hatami will lead the Nissan Division team with the Sales Operations, Vehicle Operations, Light Commercial Vehicle and Fleet functions reporting directly to him. Hatami will be accountable for all facets of U.S. domestic sales activities including sales policies, objectives and initiatives with a focus on increasing revenue and profit generation for the Nissan brand and dealer network.
"Derrick has a strong track record for driving sales success, and we are eager to bring him on board at Nissan," said Diaz. "As Nissan continues to celebrate a number of sales milestones, including our best calendar year ever in 2013, Derrick will be instrumental in working with all key Nissan stakeholder groups and dealers to increase sales and enhance their franchise value leveraging the onslaught of all-new products Nissan recently has introduced."Most recently, Hatami was the West Region General Manager at Hyundai and prior to that role, he held a variety of sales and marketing leadership positions. Hatami also spent time at both JD Power & Associates and Accenture, where he managed automotive-focused engagements. Hatami holds an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management with a focus on business strategy and marketing, as well as a bachelor's degree in business. 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, 2012 and 2013 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 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen ( USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/. SOURCE Nissan North America