LOS ANGELES - Nissan North America Inc. announced the appointment of Charles Talbott Jr. as vice president of purchasing. He is responsible for the management and control of purchasing and procurement for Nissan's U.S. operations and support functions to Nissan Mexicana SA de CV.
Talbott replaces Dave Offill, who retired.
Talbott joined Nissan in 1981 as section manager of finance. He has held numerous management positions with the company, including as manager of the Altima Body Assembly Plant and as director of finance for Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corp. U.S.A.
Nissan recently consolidated purchasing at Nissan North America, Nissan Motor Manu-facturing Corp. and Nissan Mexicana.