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Nissan North America promotes executive to head program management office.

Auto Business News-March 6, 2019--Nissan North America promotes executive to head program management office

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Auto Business News - 06 March 2019

Nissan North America has promoted Sonia Rief to the role of vice president, Program Management Office and Vehicle Connected Services.

Rief is currently director, Regional Vehicle Program Management at the Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA) in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Rief replaces Tom Smith, who was recently named program director for D-platform vehicles at Nissan Motor Company Ltd., in Yokohama, Japan.

'Sonia brings 20 years of strong automotive experience to this role, and she is the ideal person to lead the North American region's efforts to manage vehicle line profitability and accelerate our connected services business.' said Scott Becker, senior vice president, Administration. 'Sonia is often recognised as one of the leading women within the automotive industry, and we are excited to add her perspective and extensive expertise to our executive leadership team.'

Rief joined Nissan in 2001, serving within the Research and Development function, including a one-year assignment in Japan supporting the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Most recently, she was responsible for regional program management for mid-size sedans, and compact and mid-size SUVs.

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