Jose Munoz

Ghosn defectors mount as Nissan's Palmer joins Aston Martin

Sept. 3, 2014 10:18 CET
Nissan's loss of Chief Planning Officer Andy Palmer to Aston Martin is fueling concern that the talent pool surrounding CEO Carlos Ghosn is drying up....
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N.A. is key Nissan profit center in quarter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Declining incentives, rising sales and added production at Nissan Motor Corp.'s North American operations fueled a 22 percent surge in operating profit in that region in the latest quarter....
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Nissan profit rises 37% on U.S., China demand

5:05 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Nissan said net income rose 37 percent to $1.1 billion in the April-June quarter as deliveries rose in the United States and China, its two biggest markets....
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Mann trots the globe keeping Nissan on track

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Trevor Mann travels the world, often, to make sure Nissan's regional companies meet their targets on cost control and product launches. He recently traveled to China, Southeast Asia, the United States, Canada and Brazil. This month he'll jump from Japan to Europe to Africa to the Middle East to India. And he'll do it all over again next quarter as Nissan reaches for an 8 percent global operating-profit margin....
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Nissan brand is prospering, but Munoz wants more

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Nissan brand's U.S. sales are increasing; market share is rising; Nissan outsold Honda for the first three months of the year; new products are being launched more smoothly; dealer profitability is up, and the factory has ironed out some of the prickly issues on factory sales incentive programs that have vexed dealers....
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Nissan sells dealers on new spiff strategy

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Nissan's U.S. chief is convinced that a dealer sales incentive program launched nationally on April 1 will make his retailers bigger and richer, and propel Nissan toward its goal of a 10 percent U.S. market share....
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All Nissan dealers get small van

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Realizing it has a hot product in its compact NV200 van, Nissan has decided to offer it to all 1,100 of its U.S. dealers....
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Munoz: Core products drove Nissan's sales gains in 2013

6:47 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2014
Jose Munoz, 48, recently named chairman of Nissan's North American operations, paused at the convention to speak with Staff Reporter Lindsay Chappell....
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'Digital first' is now automaker marketing execs' mantra

6:24 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Social media, YouTube videos and other digital advertising platforms are now driving how automotive marketing executives plan their campaigns, a panel of automotive marketing executives said Tuesday....
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Nissan plucks one of Hyundai's sales stars

1:48 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2014
Nissan has recruited a rising star from Hyundai, Derrick Hatami, to take over its United States sales operations as Nissan reorganizes its North American management structure....
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Big off-lease battle brewing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Automakers are crafting strategies to keep existing customers -- and perhaps poach some new ones -- when the number of vehicle owners coming off lease shoots up next year....
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Munoz, LaNeve to join marketing panel at congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Jose Munoz, Nissan's new head of North American operations, and Mark LaNeve, COO of the advertising agency Global Team Ford, will take part in a roundtable discussion on marketing at the Automotive News World Congress in January in Detroit....
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Nissan shuffles management duties for new N.A. region

3:32 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2013
Nissan is making a number of management changes in its North American operations designed to enhance the company's performance in sales, marketing and manufacturing. Most of the changes are effective Dec. 1, Nissan said....
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Nissan to lift U.S. output of Leaf electric car as demand climbs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Nissan said it will lift production of its all-electric Leaf in the United States as demand for the car has surged sharply this year following a cut to its sticker price....
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Nissan tightens its focus on North America

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
In a bid to turbocharge its growth in the vital U.S. market, Nissan is freeing up its Nashville-based executive team to focus exclusively on the United States, Mexico and Canada. The move is a retreat from Nissan's seven-year-old strategy to coordinate all business in the American hemisphere under a single management team called "Nissan Americas."...
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Munoz's task: Fix 'soft' Nissan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Jose Munoz, promoted last week to Nissan Motor Co.'s North America chief, starts the job with a long to-do list. CEO Carlos Ghosn, miffed by what he calls "operational softness" across the company, says Munoz's marching orders are threefold: Boost market share, earnings and customer satisfaction....
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Nissan appoints Munoz new N. America head

2:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
Nissan, in a wide-ranging management shuffle, has appointed Jose Munoz its new chief of North America. He replaces Colin Dodge, who will be assigned to special projects and report directly to CEO Carlos Ghosn....
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