Nissan Canada Inc. Shifts Smerek And Durward As They Look Ahead To Future

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 28 /CNW/ - Mark Grimm, President, Nissan Canada
Inc., is pleased to announce two internal shifts within Nissan Canada Inc.,
effective immediately.
    Allan Smerek will move from Director, Infiniti Dealer Operations to
Director, Aftersales and Quality Assurance. Replacing Smerek as the new
Director, Infiniti Dealer Operations will be Wendy Durward, former Director,
Marketing Communications.
    "Nissan Canada is thrilled to see Allan and Wendy in these new roles,"
said Mark Grimm. "As an organization, we feel we have a very bright future
ahead, and in their new roles, Wendy and Allan will certainly help steer us in
the right direction."
    Allan Smerek will be responsible for aftersales operations, parts,
service, quality assurance and the parts distribution centres and will report
directly to the President. Departments reporting to Smerek will include
Aftersales Field Operations, Parts/Service Sales, Quality Assurance, Consumer
Support and Parts Logistics.
    Wendy Durward is now responsible for managing the Infiniti Division
reporting directly to Jeff Parent, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing.
Reporting directly to Durward will be Infiniti District Operation Managers and
Aftersales Operations Managers.
    Aftersales and Infiniti divisions continue to see strong current
year-to-date growth with seven per cent and 15 per cent increases respectively
over last year.

    About Nissan Canada Inc.

    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 150 independent Nissan
dealerships and 29 Infiniti retailers across Canada. Nissan is dedicated to
improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key
priorities are reducing CO2 emissions, cutting other emissions and increasing
recycling. More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of
Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at and

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Donna Trawinski, Corporate
Manager, Corporate Communications, Nissan Canada Inc., (905) 629-6435,; Alexandra Cygal, Counsellor, Cohn & Wolfe,
(647) 259-3266,

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