Nissan Americas Appoints Communications Director for Mexico and Latin America

Jan 23, 2012, 17:38 ET from Nissan Americas

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan Americas today announced that Maria Eugenia Santiago has been named director, Corporate Communications, Nissan Mexicana (NMEX) and Nissan Latin America (NLAC). In this newly created role, which combines NMEX and NLAC Communications, she will oversee all Nissan Americas communications activity south of the U.S., excluding Brazil. Santiago will be based in Mexico City and dual report to Jose Munoz, president, NMEX, and David Reuter, vice president, Corporate Communications, Nissan Americas.

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Santiago joins Nissan from Johnson Controls, Inc., where she was Communications director. She brings more than 15 years of diverse communications expertise to her new role including both agency and client-side experience across automotive, consumer household products and technology industries. Her automotive career has included management positions at General Motors, both in the U.S. and Mexico.

"Nissan leads the market in Mexico and we are poised for aggressive expansion across Latin America," said Munoz. "Our communications capabilities must grow to meet the needs of our business in the region, and I am confident that Maria Eugenia is the right choice to lead this effort."

About Nissan Americas

In the Americas, 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

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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second largest automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4 million vehicles in 2010. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles 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 European Car of the Year award and 2011 World Car of the Year.

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