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Nissan Americas names new VP of product planning

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Dec. 5, 2011—Nissan Americas named Pierre Loing as vice president of product planning, according to a recent press release issued by the company.

Loing, who will operate out of Nissan Americas’ headquarters in Franklin, Tenn., will be responsible for advanced product planning for all Nissan and Infiniti vehicles throughout the Americas, according to Nissan.

Nissan said Loing’s position will be effective Jan. 1.

Loing most recently served as vice president of product strategy and planning for Nissan Europe, where he was responsible for all near-future Nissan products. Loing assisted in the development of high-profile vehicles such as the Nissan LEAF, the first all electric, zero-emissions vehicle for the mass market.

"Pierre has flourished during his tenure running product planning in Europe, overseeing major successes such as the Qashqai, and greatly boosting Nissan's presence in Europe," said Brian Carolin, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Nissan North America. "Due to a combination of his sporting passion and dedication, Pierre has worked tirelessly to place Nissan in high regard within the European market. We are excited to welcome him to Nissan Americas."

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