Nissan names new manufacturing leaders in North America

Nissan names new manufacturing leaders in North America

  • Mark Swenson, vice president, Nissan Decherd Powertrain Operations, to retire March 31; Tracy Church succeeds Swenson as the first woman appointed to the role
  • Mike Steck, vice president, Supply Chain Management, to retire March 31; Chris Styles will lead supply chain operations for North America

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan is announcing the retirement of two leaders in the manufacturing team for its Americas region. Mark Swenson, vice president of Decherd Powertrain Operations, and Mike Steck, vice president of Supply Chain Management, will retire on March 31.

"I want to recognize and thank Mark and Mike for their significant contributions and more than 60 years of combined, dedicated service to our company," said Steve Marsh, senior vice president, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, Nissan North America. "Both have played invaluable roles in achieving world-class levels of manufacturing excellence. We wish them well in their future endeavors."

Succeeding Swenson as vice president of Decherd Powertrain Operations is Tracy Church, currently senior director of Parts and Production Control. Church will take leadership of Nissan's powertrain operations in the U.S., marking the first time a woman has been appointed to the role. Church joined Nissan in 1995, holding roles of increasing responsibility within the company's manufacturing operations.

Chris Styles, currently senior director of Supply Chain Logistics, will succeed Steck as vice president of Supply Chain Management for the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Styles joined Nissan in 2002 and has held management roles within the company's U.S. and Mexico supply chain operations.

"We're fortunate to have Tracy's and Chris's vast experience and deep knowledge to drive our manufacturing operations forward as we continue to deliver on Nissan's transformation plan," said Marsh.

Styles and Church will report to Marsh.

  • For biographical information of Mark Swenson, click here.
  • For biographical information of Mike Steck, click here.
  • For biographical information of Tracy Church, click here.
  • For biographical information of Chris Styles, click here.

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