December 13, 2011
NISSAN APPOINTS JEFF KUHLMAN
TO SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS ROLE
YOKOHAMA (December 13, 2011) - Nissan Motor Company Ltd. today announced that Jeff Kuhlman has been appointed Divisional General Manager and Head of Global Communications. Kuhlman will report to Simon Sproule, Corporate Vice President, Global Marketing Communications, and will be based at the company's headquarters in Yokohama, Japan.
Kuhlman will lead the global communications team which spans activities including corporate communications, product communications and internal communications. He joins the Nissan Global Marketing Communications team, formed in April 2011, that covers the company's marketing, communications, brand management, corporate social responsibility and motorsport activities.
Kuhlman brings over 20 years of automotive communication experience to Nissan. He joins Nissan from Audi of America, where he was the chief communications officer since 2006. Prior to that, he held a number of key communications positions at General Motors, including heading up Communications for GM's North America Marketing Operations. He has extensive experience leading Communications activities in brand development, product launch, energy and environmental, internal and speechwriting. He began his career at GM's Toledo, Ohio, GM Powertrain Division plant.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.1 million vehicles in 2010, generating revenue of 8.77 trillion yen ($102.37 billion US). With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Japan Car of the Year, 2012 RJC Car of the Year, 2011 European Car of the Year award and 2011 World Car of the Year.