Fred Diaz is division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc., a position to which he was appointed in January, 2016. In this role, Diaz reports to Christian Meunier, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations, Nissan North America, Inc.
Diaz has responsibility for trucks and light commercial vehicles across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In this role, Diaz uses his extensive truck experience to focus on building a holistic business strategy for Nissan's commercial vehicles across the North American region.
During his tenure leading Nissan Division in the U.S., Diaz helped strengthen the division's focus on trucks and commercial vehicles and provided important guidance for the launch of the all-new TITAN XD full-size pick-up truck.
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, Tennessee.
(Updated January 2016)