Nissan today announced that Carlos Servin, currently regional vice president of finance at Nissan Mexicana (NMEX) and Latin America, has been named vice president of finance for Nissan Americas, effective Jan. 14, 2013.
"Carlos' work at NMEX and Latin America led to enhanced financial processes and a more efficient reporting system," said Scott Becker, Nissan's senior vice president of administration and finance. "His strategic mindset is a valuable asset, and we look forward to working with him to help meet our midterm business plan goals."
Nissan today announced that effective March 31, 2013, Sales and Marketing Senior Vice President Brian Carolin will retire after 28 years with the company. José Muñoz, currently senior vice president of sales and marketing – Latin America and Americas customer quality and dealer network development, will assume responsibilities for sales and marketing in the U.S. and Canada beginning April 1, 2013.
Nissan today announced that François Dossa, currently Nissan Brazil's general director of finance and administration, is appointed president of Nissan Brazil, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Dossa will assume the presidential responsibilities of Christian Meunier, who was recently named president of Nissan Canada.
Panasonic Corporation today announced that Kazuhiro Tsuga has been appointed President of the company, following the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders and subsequent Board of Directors' and the Board of Auditors' Meetings. As of 27th of June, Mr Tsuga will take over from former President Fumio Ohtsubo, driving the company towards its goal to become the No. 1 Green Innovation Company in the electronics industry by 2018, the 100th anniversary of its foundation.
As for its HDD/SSD business, Toshiba aims to achieve sales of ¥850 billion (approx US$10.7 billion) in fiscal 2015. To meet this goal, it will increase the speed of integrating the development unit for NAND flash memories with that for HDDs, etc. The company plans to differentiate its SSDs by using cutting-edge NAND technologies.
Sony Mobile Communications today announced that Kunimasa Suzuki has been named President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications, effective 16 May 2012, and Bert Nordberg, currently President and CEO, will step down from the leadership of the company. Bert Nordberg will become Chairman of Sony Mobile Communications' board.
Last year proved to be a very challenging year due to the natural disasters in Japan and in Thailand that impacted on our supply of new vehicles. Our ability to deliver cars to the customers who wanted them was restricted. Our Thai plant resumes full production within a month and all other production activity is fully restored. Whilst we must learn from recent history, we now look forward to what is an exciting future.
Sony Corp. said Wednesday that Executive Deputy President Kazuo Hirai will replace Howard Stringer as president and chief executive officer as of April 1 amid the pressing need to rebuild its loss-making television business. Stringer, who is now chairman, CEO and president, will continue as chairman until June when he is scheduled to become chairman of the board of directors with the approval of the board following the general shareholders' meeting that month, the company said.