Wilhite to join Nissan as marketing VP

DETROIT -- Steve Wilhite will join Nissan North America's Nissan Division as vice president of marketing.

Jack Collins, who had been vice president of product planning and marketing, keeps his product planning responsibilities.

Wilhite is best known for helping to turn around Volkswagen of America, where he rose to vice president of sales and marketing. He left VW in January 1999, and after a short stint at a fledgling motorcycle marketer, joined Apple Computer as vice president of marketing communications in April 1999. He left Apple a year ago.

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