Randy Knight is vice president, Manufacturing, Nissan Smyrna (Tennessee) Vehicle Assembly Plant, a position to which he was appointed on Nov. 18, 2013.
In this role, Knight reports to John Martin, senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing, Nissan North America. Knight is responsible for the operation of Nissan's Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant including safety, quality, operations, productivity and environmental compliance.
Knight joined Nissan in 1983 as a production technician in the Smyrna Paint Plant. He was promoted to area manager in Material Handling in 1990 and later was promoted to management positions in several areas of the plant. Knight was named director and plant manager of the Stamping Plant in 2002, director and plant manager of the Trim and Chassis Plant in 2004, and director of Material Handling and Manufacturing Support in 2013.
Knight holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Middle Tennessee State University. He is an alumnus of Leadership Rutherford and serves on the Leadership Rutherford Council. He is located at Nissan North America, Inc. in Smyrna, Tennessee.
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