Nissan promotes execs

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JAPANESE firm Nissan has announced the promotion of three British executives to crucial roles within the organisation.

Trevor Mann, currently senior vice president, manufacturing, supply chain management, production engineering and purchasing for Europe in Nissan International, has been appointed SVP, global supply chain management and operating committee – Africa, Middle East and India.

Mann joined Nissan to help found the Sunderland Plant in 1985 as a team leader, ahead of the start of Bluebird production, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List in January 2012


Jerry Hardcastle, currently vice president of vehicle design and development at Nissan Technical Centre (NTC) Europe in Cranfield, is appointed global chief marketability engineer. He also takes the role of global general manager of customer oriented engineering department in NTC. He will continue to be based in Cranfield.

Hardcastle has spent 24 years working in the automotive industry holding positions in design and development with Austin Rover Group and Nissan. He has held positions in engine design, interior trim design, project management and vehicle evaluation.

Hardcastle’s position will be taken by David Moss, currently director, body and exterior engineering at NTCE. He will also continue to be based in NTCE in Cranfield.

Moss joined Nissan as graduate engineer in 1990 and has risen through the ranks at the company, taking in roles involving body design, interior and HVAC engineering and corporate planning.

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