Mark Swenson is vice president, Production Engineering and Component Facilities for Nissan Americas. Swenson leads vehicle and powertrain production activities at Nissan’s facilities in Smyrna and Decherd, Tenn.; Canton, Miss.; Cuernavaca and Aguascalientes, Mexico; Curitiba, Brazil and Nissan Technical Center North America in Farmington Hills, Mich. In addition, he is responsible for Decherd’s powertrain operations and Nissan’s advanced lithium-ion battery production facility in Smyrna.
Swenson’s responsibilities have expanded to include preparing Smyrna to launch U.S. production of the Nissan LEAF, the world’s first mass-market, zero emission car.
Swenson joined Nissan in 1989 as a product engineer. He was promoted to the management team in 1997 and has held director and senior director positions in Stamping Engineering and Body Engineering. In 2004, Swenson was named vice president, Manufacturing Engineering and added Simultaneous Engineering activities to his role in April 2006.
Swenson holds a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. He serves as a board member for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, and on the board of advisors for Tennessee Tech’s Manufacturing Research Center. He is also a graduate of the Leadership Rutherford program.