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NISSAN NORTH AMERICA INC. - Terri Hines to corporate manager of communications strategy. She was manager of regulatory and government affairs communi-cations, supporting Nissan's East Coast regions and government affairs office.

TOYOTA MOTOR SALES U.S.A. INC. - William Ussery to southeast regional public affairs manager.

He was general manager for Brumos Motor Cars, an independent dealership group in Florida, where he directed the retail marketing and media planning efforts for its Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche franchises.

COVISINT INC. - Michael O'Rourke, 47, to senior vice president and general counsel.

He was the executive vice president and general counsel for Textron Industrial Products in Providence, R.I., and Textron Automotive Co. in Troy, Mich.

Covisint is an automotive industry exchange with headquarters in Southfield, Mich., Amsterdam and Tokyo.

HARBOUR AND ASSOCIATES INC. - Mari Cummins to vice president of consulting. She was manager of strategic planning and business development for the engine components division of Eaton Corp's automotive group in Saginaw, Mich.

Harbour and Associates of Troy, Mich., is a manufacturing and management consulting and automotive research firm.

AUTOMOTIVE COMPOSITES ALLIANCE - Warren Brown to chairman. He will serve until July 2003.

Brown is president of Venture Industries' Composites Strategic Business Group.

The Automotive Composites Alliance, of Rochester, Mich., is a trade association of plastics molders, material suppliers and toolmakers that provide composite products to the automotive and heavy-truck industry.

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