SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Guy Wagner, director of purchasing administration, cost management and strategy for Nissan North America, has joined the board of directors of AIAG, the organization announced today. AIAG is a not-for-profit, member-supported organization that works with a wide range of manufacturing companies and service providers to help them operate at peak performance.
"As AIAG focuses on helping manufacturers more effectively manage the complexity and depth of supply chain issues, we are pleased to add a talented and experienced professional like Guy to our board of directors," said J. Scot Sharland, executive director of AIAG. "His knowledge of the global supply base, procurement processes and strategic planning will benefit our entire membership as, together, we work to meet/exceed increases in both consumer demand and quality performance expectations."
In addition to his purchasing duties, Wagner also leads Nissan North America's supplier relations and diversity initiatives. Prior to his current position at Nissan, Wagner served as supplier account manager and senior manager in the powertrain division, where his team managed the purchase of engine and transmission components for all NAFTA operations. Wagner joined Nissan in 2010 after 14 years with Toyota, holding a variety of leadership positions in purchasing and corporate strategy.
Wagner holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Centre College and a master's degree in international business from Xavier University.
AIAG is a unique not-for-profit organization where, for 30 years, OEMs, suppliers, service providers, government entities and individuals in academia have worked collaboratively to drive down costs and complexity from the supply chain via global standards development and harmonized business practices. AIAG membership has grown to include preeminent OEMs, such as Caterpillar, Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co., Honda of America, Navistar International, Nissan, Toyota, and many of their parts suppliers and service providers. For more information, visit www.AIAG.org.