FRANKLIN, Tenn., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nissan Americas today announced that David P. Reuter has been named vice president, Corporate Communications, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Most recently Reuter was senior director, Nissan Americas where he was responsible for ensuring alignment across the corporate, product and internal Communications functions throughout the Americas.
Reuter, 39, joined Nissan in May 2010 as director, Corporate Communications from Bentley Motors, Inc. where he was head of PR & Communications for the premium British brand's largest market worldwide. He brings an international portfolio of communications skills to his new assignment which includes expatriate assignments in Tokyo, Japan and Cologne, Germany.
"We are pleased to welcome David Reuter to his new role leading the Communications function across Nissan Americas," said Carlos Tavares, chairman, Nissan Americas. "As Nissan continues to grow throughout the Americas David will play a critical role in strengthening our Communications capabilities and implementing an improved level of process, alignment and capability across the region."
Reuter's Communications career began at Event Management Corporation in 1994 where he worked as an account executive for a number of automotive clients including Michelin Tire and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In 1994 he joined Ford Motor Company as a Communications assistant at Ford Division. For the next twelve years Reuter progressed through a series of Communications roles with Ford, each with increasing levels of responsibility across product and corporate Communications.
In May 2006 Reuter was named Bentley's Communications general manager for the Americas and in September 2008 became head of PR & Communications following the company's headquarters relocation from Detroit to Boston.
"I'm truly pleased to lead the Communications function across Nissan Americas," said Reuter. "The Nissan and Infiniti brands are each at pivotal moments in their history and it will be a great challenge to integrate our communications across such a culturally diverse and geographical large region."
Reuter holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Oakland University in Rochester, MI and resides in Brentwood, Tenn., with his wife and four children.
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010 and has been recognized as a 2010 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America, the Nissan LEAF and zero emissions can be found at www.nissanusa.com.
SOURCE Nissan North America