Fred M. Diaz is senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations U.S., Nissan North America, Inc., a position to which he was appointed in January 2014. In this role, Diaz reports to José Muñoz, executive vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and chairman, Nissan North America.
Diaz is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Nissan Division including all sales, marketing communications, model line brand management, parts and service, product planning, light commercial vehicles, customer quality, dealer network development functions and all regional offices in the U.S.
Diaz joined Nissan in April 2013 as divisional vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Parts & Service, U.S.
Previously Diaz was CEO of Chrysler's Ram Truck and Ram Commercial Division. He also served as CEO of Chrysler de México, responsible for all the Chrysler Group brands there.
In 2011, Diaz was ranked number two among the 25 most influential Hispanic business leaders in America by the editors of Hispanic Business magazine.
Diaz holds a bachelor's degree in management with an emphasis in psychology from Texas Lutheran University and an MBA from Central Michigan University. He is based in Franklin, Tenn.
(Updated September 2014)