Nissan is made up of a richly diverse group of people, as reflected in the company's leadership team and the numerous corporate outreach programs in which we participate in the community. Together, we have what it takes to build cars and trucks with the power to change both the way you view the world and the way you move in it.

For information about Nissan's worldwide operations, visit Nissan-Global.com.

Annual Reports
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New Supplier Opportunities
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Nissan North America, Inc.
Attn: HQ Supplier Opportunities
983 Nissan Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167
Mail Bin 35D

Nissan will acknowledge receipt of your information with an e-mail. As requirements for your products and/or services arise, the appropriate Nissan purchasing representative will contact you.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

"Enriching people's lives" – this is the global vision of Nissan and all of its operating companies across the world. Nissan supports its vision by offering customers unparalleled products and services and by improving the quality of life in the communities where it operates. Learn more about Nissan’s latest efforts by visiting NissanNews.com/CSR.

The Nissan Foundation will award more than $700,000 in grants to 29 U.S. nonprofit organizations that work to further cultural awareness and understanding. The grant recipients are located in Southern California, North Central Texas, Middle Tennessee, Central Mississippi, Southeastern Michigan and the New York and Atlanta metro areas.


Nissan Foundation President Scott Becker is recognizing the 2017 grantees at the annual convention of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) in Washington D.C.


“I am honored to announce the Nissan Foundation’s 2017 grant recipients, all of which are committed to a world where racial, ethnic and cultural diversity is genuinely valued,” said Becker, who also is senior vice president of Administration for Nissan North America, Inc.


2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the Nissan Foundation, which was formed in response to the civil unrest that occurred near Nissan’s then U.S. sales and marketing headquarters in Southern California following the Rodney King trial verdict. Since that time, the Foundation has annually awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to organizations celebrating cultural diversity through arts, education and social and public programs.


“Our mission is to support local organizations offering educational programs that foster greater understanding and respect among the groups of people who live within that community,” said Nissan Foundation Executive Director Vicki Smith.


How the grantee organizations meet that objective is as varied as the organizations themselves.


The Nashville Public Library Foundation, a 2016 Nissan Foundation grant recipient, has used its grant to fund its program titled, “Civil Rights and a Civil Society: Civil Rights Training for Nashville Enforcement Agencies and Beyond.” Through archival images, oral histories and films, this civil rights program series connects history with today’s prevailing issues affecting law enforcement and minority communities.


“With funding from the Nissan Foundation, we provided training sessions to more than 900 law enforcement officers around the state and to more than 1,500 members of the community, including students, senior citizens and civic group members,” said Andrea Blackman, division head for Education Outreach and Special Collections at the Nashville Public Library.


Another Nissan Foundation grantee is the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) based in Los Angeles, which used its grant to help fund its School Visits program. The program centers around docent-led tours of the museum’s permanent exhibition “Common Ground: The Heart of Community,” with focus on the Japanese American experience during World War II. The program serves approximately 12,000 K-12 students from primarily Title I schools each year.


"The Japanese American National Museum has been able to serve thousands of ethnically diverse young people thanks to support from the Nissan Foundation,” said Ann Burroughs, president and CEO of JANM. “When school children visit, they are given the opportunity to draw parallels, examine differences and explore intersections between the Japanese American experience and their own. Our tours and educational activities foster empathy and inspire students to value diversity, heritage, and history, which is at the very core of our institutional mission.”


Over the past 25 years, the Nissan Foundation has awarded more than $10 million to more than 120 nonprofit organizations. The Nissan Foundation board reviewed 34 proposals from nonprofits in seven U.S. communities where Nissan operates before awarding its 2017 grants to the following organizations.


2017 Grant Recipients









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The Nissan Foundation will begin accepting Letters of Intent from 2018 grant applicants in October 2017.


A new look

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Nissan Foundation unveiled a new logo at the NNPA luncheon. The logo’s geometric patterns, which represent inclusion and movement, are connected in the middle, creating a unified whole. The many colors represent the celebration of cultural diversity inherent in the foundation’s mission.


“The new logo aligns well with the Nissan Foundation’s mission,” said Smith. “Its timeless design should hold up well over the next 25 years.”


About the Nissan Foundation

Established in 1992, the mission of the Nissan Foundation is to build community through valuing cultural diversity. The Nissan Foundation is part of Nissan North America's commitment to "enrich people's lives" by helping to meet the needs of communities throughout the U.S. through philanthropic investments, corporate outreach sponsorships, in-kind donations and other charitable contributions. During its 25th anniversary year, the Nissan Foundation is sharing the powerful stories of the nonprofits it supports in a shared commitment to promoting cultural diversity. Follow along at #NissanCommunity.


About Nissan North America

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 and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.


How to Apply

The 2018 Nissan Foundation grant cycle is now accepting Letters of Intent from new applicants. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. CST on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.

To apply for funding, visit Nissan Foundation Grant Request.


Nissan Foundation Requirements
All organizations applying for grants through the Nissan Foundation must meet the following requirements:

  • • Have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status
  • • Demonstrate experience with populations served
  • • Have been in existence for more than three years
  • • Serve communities surrounding Nissan's affiliate locations:
    • - Southern California
    • - Middle Tennessee
    • - Central Mississippi
    • - Dallas/Ft. Worth
    • - Detroit
    • - New York
    • - Atlanta


In addition, all projects must meet the following criteria:


  • • Reflect the mission and core values of the Foundation
  • • Demonstrate creative and replicable solutions
  • • Extablish clear methodology for measuring results

Nissan Neighbors
Nissan Neighbors is a community-focused initiative dedicated to improving communities through charitable contributions and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations working in three focus areas: education, the environment and humanitarian aid.

How to Apply
Nissan Neighbors accepts grant applications throughout the year. In support of a greener environment, the Nissan Neighbors application process is administered online. Hardcopy and paper applications are not accepted.

To apply for funding, visit the Nissan Neighbors Grant Request.

Nissan Neighbors Requirements
All organizations applying for grants through Nissan Neighbors must meet the following requirements:

  • • Have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status
  • • Support project compatible with one of the Nissan Neighbors focus areas
  • • Serve communities surrounding Nissan's affiliate locations:
    • - Southern California
    • - Middle Tennessee
    • - Central Mississippi
    • - Dallas/Ft. Worth
    • - Detroit

Ensuring that people, cars and the environment can co-exist is a dominant theme at Nissan. In every aspect, from design to manufacturing and sales to recycling, Nissan spares no effort to produce cars that are friendly to the environment.

Zero Emission
At Nissan, we are investing in a portfolio of "green" technologies, including clean diesels, efficient internal-combustion engines, hybrids and the centerpiece of our product strategy: zero emission vehicles, such as electric cars and fuel cell vehicles.

The "safety shield" concept—where we employ the latest technologies to actively protect passengers—is the foundation of Nissan’s comprehensive efforts toward safety. Nissan is continually developing advanced safety technologies while also devoting resources to traffic safety education to raise public awareness.


Nissan Canada

In Canada, Nissan Canada Inc. markets and distributes Nissan and Infiniti vehicles to Canadian dealerships. With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 187 independent Nissan dealerships, 38 Infiniti retailers and 45 Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers across Canada.

Nissan Canada Inc.
5290 Orbitor Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 4Z5 Canada
Phone: (905) 629-2888
Fax: (905) 629-9742

Nissan Canada Finance

Nissan Canada Finance Inc. (NCFI) offers financial and training services to Canada's Nissan and Infiniti dealers. NCFI employs 53 people and helps dealers build long-term relationships with customers by extending financing on purchases ranging from an individual customer's new Altima to a company's purchase of a fleet of Nissan forklifts. To better serve customers, NCFI also offers training programs to Nissan's retail employees.

Nissan Canada Finance Inc.
5290 Orbitor Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 4Z5 Canada
Phone: (905) 602-0792
Fax: (800) 265-0835

Nissan Design America

Nissan Design America (NDA) began as Nissan Design International in 1979 in San Diego, established as a "satellite studio" for Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. with less than a dozen members. Its original mission was to provide a local perspective on the North American market and generate innovative ideas and design. After more than 30 years in operation, NDA is now a full-production automotive design studio capable of handling all phases of automotive design development, from exploratory to production.

NDA is part of the Global Nissan Design organization, which consists of Global Nissan Design Center (GNDC, Atsugi, Japan), Nissan Design Europe (London), Creative Box, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan), Nissan Design China (Beijing, China) and NDA.

NDA designs vehicles with emphasis on the Americas region with sensitivity for the global market, in close collaboration with its counterparts at GNDC and Nissan Technical Centers in Japan and North America. NDA’s recent designs include: all-new 2013 Nissan Altima, NV commercial vehicles, 370Z sports coupe, Maxima sports sedan, Rogue compact crossover SUV, Altima coupe, Sentra compact sedan, Titan full-size truck, and Armada full-size SUV, to name but a few.

Besides the dozens of automotive projects undertaken for Nissan, NDA has engaged in a wide variety of non-automotive design projects over the years. These have included a 150-foot yacht, preschool furniture, golf clubs, medical devices, personal light aircraft and Class A catamaran, etc.

Nissan Design America
9800 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (858) 457-4400
Fax: (858) 450-3332

Nissan Mexicana

Nissan Mexicana, S.A. de C.V., (NMEX), was established in 1961 as an importer and distributor of Datsun vehicles. In 1966, NMEX became the first Japanese-owned automobile production facility in North America. Since then, the company has exported more than 5 million vehicles, including the Sentra and Versa for North America. Today, with an annual vehicle manufacturing capacity of more than 800,000, NMEX’s three manufacturing facilities produce vehicles, engines and other parts for global distribution, making it the largest car manufacturer and exporter in the country. NMEX has more than 14,500 employees in all of its manufacturing, distribution, R&D and corporate facilities. Since 2009, Nissan has been the best-selling brand in the country with a market share of over 25 percent.

Nissan Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.
Ave. Insurgentes Sur 1958 - 11piso
Col. Florida
C.P. 01030, Mexico, D.F.
Phone: (5) 6-28-27-27
Fax: (5) 6-28-26-96

Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation

Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (NMAC), including its Infiniti Financial Services (IFS) division, is the automotive financial services arm of Nissan North America. Established in 1981, NMAC's primary emphasis is to provide purchase and lease financing for the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles to consumers throughout the United States. The company offers financing for the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles sold in the United States.

NMAC's Customer Center in Dallas, Texas, is responsible for all credit services, customer service operations, and support functions. NMAC's Franklin, Tennessee, office, which is the company's headquarters, is responsible for marketing, finance, accounting, and re-marketing (the disposition of off-lease, fleet, credit, and corporate vehicles). NMAC Regional Financial Services Managers offer information about NMAC's financial products and programs to over 1,250 Nissan and Infiniti dealers nationwide.

NMAC Corporate Office
One Nissan Way
Franklin, TN 37067

NMAC Customer Center
8900 Freeport Parkway
Irving, TX 75063
Phone: (214) 596-4000

Nissan North America

Nissan first came to the United States to sell vehicles in 1958 and began importing and making Datsun vehicles in the United States under the Nissan Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (NMC), name in 1960. In 1990, Nissan North America Inc. (NNA), was created to coordinate all of Nissan's various activities in North America to enhance the design, development, manufacturing, and marketing of Nissan vehicles. In 1998, the two organizations merged operations under the Nissan North America, Inc., name. Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, Nissan's North American operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing for the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Nissan North America Inc.
One Nissan Way
Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: (615) 725-1000
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Nissan North America - U.S. Manufacturing

Nissan has four manufacturing facilities in the United States - in Smyrna and Decherd, Tennessee, and Canton, Mississippi. Production at Nissan's Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant began in June 1983. The Smyrna Plant has an annual production capacity of 640,000 vehicles and represents a capital investment of $6 billion. The plant produces the Nissan Altima, Maxima, LEAF, Rogue, Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60.

The vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi, began producing vehicles in May 2003. The plant now produces the Nissan Altima, Xterra, Frontier, Titan, Armada, Murano and NV Cargo and Passenger Vans. The plant has an annual production capacity of 450,000 vehicles.

Nissan's powertrain assembly plant in Decherd, Tennessee, began production in May 1997. Today the plant manufactures all the engines for the complete lineup of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles produced in the U.S. The plant also forges crankshafts and cylinder block castings.

Infiniti’s powertrain assembly plant in Decherd, Tennessee, began production in June 2014. The plant assembles 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engines for the Infiniti Q50 sports sedan and Mercedes-Benz C-Class and their derivatives. The 310,000-square foot facility was developed as a collaboration between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG.

Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant
983 Nissan Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: (615) 459-1400

Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant
300 Nissan Drive
Canton, MS 39046
Phone: (601) 855-6010

Nissan Decherd Powertrain Plant
520 Nissan Powertrain Drive
Decherd, TN 37324
Phone: (931) 962-5000

Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant
520 Nissan Powertrain Drive
Decherd, TN 37324
Phone: (931) 962-5000

Nissan Technical Center North America

Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA) is responsible for blending technology and engineering to create cars that deliver total customer satisfaction. This process involves interaction and cooperation among all technical departments, which results in "total vehicle development."

NTCNA has a proving ground facility located on 3,050 acres in Stanfield, Arizona. Arizona's low desert terrain provides NTCNA with an ideal environment to test Nissan vehicles for hot weather, heat durability, engine cooling and air conditioner performance. The NTCNA proving ground also features a 5.7 mile high-speed oval and four individual road courses designed to test vehicle durability, reliability, and ride comfort.

NTCNA employs over 1,200 people and represents an investment of $238 million. NTCNA has operations at the following locations:

  • • Nissan Technical Center North America – Farmington Hills, MI
  • • Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley – Sunnyvale, CA
  • • Arizona Test Center – Stanfield, AZ
  • • e-Powertrain Technical Affairs and Testing Center – West Sacramento, CA
  • • Nissan Design America – San Diego, CA

Nissan Technical Center North America
39001 Sunrise Drive
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9200
Phone: (248) 488-4123
Fax: (248) 488-3901


Carlos Ghosn
Chairman of the Board,
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Carlos Ghosn is Chairman of the Board of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. He joined Nissan as Chief Operating Officer in June 1999 and served as CEO from June 2001 until April 2017 when he was succeeded by Hiroto Saikawa.

Mr. Ghosn was the lead architect of the Nissan Revival Plan, which transformed the company from near-bankruptcy to profitability within two years. Under Mr. Ghosn's leadership, Nissan has had higher profit margins than many rivals and has expanded geographically - particularly to China, which is now one of Nissan's key markets by volume.

In addition to his responsibilities at Nissan, Mr. Ghosn was named CEO of Groupe Renault in May 2005, becoming the first person to run two global Fortune 500 companies simultaneously. In 2009, he added the title of chairman of the board. And in December 2016, he was named Chairman of the Board of Japan’s Mitsubishi Motors Corp.

He is also Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, one of the world’s largest automotive groups. Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors and AVTOVAZ together sold 9.96 million vehicles in 2016 – more than one in nine cars worldwide.

From June 2013 to June 2016, Mr. Ghosn served as Chairman of AVTOVAZ, Russia's largest automaker and owner of the LADA brand.

Prior to joining Nissan, Mr. Ghosn served as Executive Vice President of the Renault Group, a position he had held since December 1996. In addition to supervising Renault activities in the Mercosur, he was responsible for advanced research, vehicle engineering and development, manufacturing, powertrain operations and purchasing.

Before he joined Renault, Mr. Ghosn was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Michelin North America, where he managed Michelin's acquisition of the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company in 1990.

Prior to that, Mr. Ghosn was the Chief Operating Officer of Michelin South America based in Brazil; head of research and development for industrial tires in Ladoux, France; and a plant manager in Le Puy, France.

Mr. Ghosn serves on the International Advisory Council of Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Strategic Council of Saint Joseph University in Beirut.

Mr. Ghosn was born in Brazil in 1954. He graduated with engineering degrees from Ecole Polytechnique in 1974 and from Ecole des Mines de Paris in 1978. He speaks fluent Portuguese, Arabic, English and French.

Career History


Chairman of the Board, Nissan


Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Motors


Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer, Renault


Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive officer, Nissan


President and Chief Executive Officer, Renault


Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nissan


President and Chief Executive Officer, Nissan


President and Chief Operating Officer, Nissan


Chief Operating Officer, Nissan


Executive Vice President, Renault. Responsible for advanced research, car engineering and development, car manufacturing, powertrain operations, purchasing and supervision of Renault activities in Mercosur.


Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Michelin North America.
Presided over the restructuring of the company after its acquisition of the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company.


Chief Operating Officer, South American operations, Michelin, Brazil


Head of R&D for industrial tires, Michelin, France


Plant manager, Le Puy Plant, Michelin, France

Hiroto Saikawa

CEO and Representative Director
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Yokohama, Japan

Hiroto Saikawa is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (NML), a global automotive company with more than 240,000 employees and over US$110 billion in revenue. He has held this position since April 1, 2017, after serving as co-CEO from October 2016. He is also a representative director of NML.

Between January 2014 and October 2016, Mr. Saikawa was Nissan’s Chief Competitive Officer (CCO), where he led Research and Development, Manufacturing, Supply chain management, Purchasing and Total customer satisfaction. Since 1999, he has served in a variety of senior management positions at Nissan throughout the world, including Chairman of the Management Committees of the Americas and Europe. He has also served as the Executive Vice President of Purchasing. In addition to his responsibilities at Nissan, Mr. Saikawa is the current Chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA). He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Renault between 2006 and 2016.

Mr. Saikawa joined NML immediately following his graduation from Tokyo University in 1977. He speaks Japanese and English.

Career History



President and Chief Executive Officer



Representative Director, Co- Chief Executive Officer



Representative Director, Chief Competitive Officer



Representative Director, Executive Vice President



Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Vice President



Executive Vice President



Senior Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.



Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization
Executive General Manager



General Manager of Purchasing Strategy Dept.



Nissan Europe N.V.



Joined Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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