Jeff M. Parent appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Nissan Canada Inc.

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 9 /CNW/ - Mark Grimm, President, Nissan Canada
Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff M. Parent to the position
of Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Nissan Canada Inc., replacing Simon
Thomas, who left the position earlier this year.
    Parent joins Nissan with over 20 years of Sales Operations, Marketing and
Captive Finance management experience in Canada and the U.S., most recently
with Volkswagen of America, where he served as Director, Northeast Region. He
also held various field and head office positions with Volkswagen, as well as
Chrysler Credit Corporation.
    Commencing on August 7, Parent will lead the Sales and Marketing teams as
well as take on a key role in the Strategic Planning Process supporting
company and dealer initiatives.
    "Nissan Canada Inc. is excited to welcome Jeff and his family, who are
relocating from Boston, to our team," said Grimm. "I have no doubt Jeff will
be an excellent addition and an asset to the company in helping us achieve our
short and long-term goals."
    Reporting to Parent will be Mark McDade, Director, Sales Planning, Wendy
Durward, Director, Marketing Communications, Chris Julian, Director, Nissan
Operations, Allan Smerek, Director, Infiniti and Steve Sweetnam, Corporate
Manager, Market Representation.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: John Lindo, Manager, Product
and Corporate Communications, Nissan Canada Inc., (905) 629-6461,; Alexandra Cygal, Counsellor, Cohn & Wolfe, (416)
324-2069 ext. 4076,

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