Kunio Nakaguro is senior vice president, Research & Development (R&D) for Nissan North America, Inc., a position to which he was appointed in February 2014. He also is corporate vice president, Research & Development, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
In North America, Nakaguro reports to José Muñoz, executive vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and chairman, Nissan North America.
Nakaguro is responsible for all of Nissan's vehicle engineering and development operations in North America.
Nakaguro joined Nissan in 1987 and has held a variety of positions in engineering and product development around the world. From 2004 to 2008, Nakaguro was a director at Nissan Technical Center North America. In 2009, he was named senior vice president in charge of R&D and Total Customer Satisfaction at Nissan Technical Center - Europe. In 2013, he was appointed corporate vice president, Research Center.
Nakaguro holds a degree from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University in Japan. He is based at Nissan Technical Center North America in Farmington Hills, Mich.
(Updated April 2014)