NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan is making a senior leadership change to its North American manufacturing team. This appointment drives the company closer to its long-term vision, Nissan Ambition 2030, and commitment to building factories of the future.
Brian Crockett, currently senior director, Smyrna Plant Operations, is promoted to vice president, Manufacturing, Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant. In this role, Crockett will be responsible for plant operations of Nissan’s largest vehicle assembly plant in the U.S., including oversight of productivity, quality, safety and sustainability efforts.
Crockett brings more than 20 years of manufacturing expertise to this role. He joined Nissan in 2012, and has since held roles of increasing importance throughout the company’s manufacturing operations. This includes supporting major product launches like the all-new Nissan Rogue, all-new Nissan Pathfinder and all-new INFINITI QX60.
“With our focus on building factories of the future, transforming our facilities and upskilling the workforce is key,” said David Johnson, senior vice president, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management, Nissan North America. “Brian began his Nissan career as a production supervisor. He has the team-centric and hands-on leadership needed to deliver high-quality vehicles and an electrified future.”
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