Pierre Loing is vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc., a position to which he was appointed in January 2012. In this role, Loing reports Fred M. Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing, Aftersales, U.S., Nissan North America, Inc. and is responsible for advanced and product planning for all Nissan and Infiniti vehicles throughout the region.
Most recently, Loing was vice president, Product Strategy and Planning for Nissan Europe. In this role he was responsible for all near-future Nissan products. In addition to the Qashqai, Loing played key roles in the development of other high-profile vehicles including the Nissan LEAF.
Loing joined Nissan in 1999. Prior to taking on his role at Nissan Europe in 2006, Loing was general manager, Advanced Product Planning, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and based in Tokyo with responsibility for projects ranging from six to eight years into the future. In 2002, he joined Nissan from Renault-Nissan Alliance partner Renault where he was general manager of Product Strategy in Paris and a prominent contributor to the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Loing holds a degree from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Rouen in northern France and has completed the Executive Development Program INSEAD, one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools. He is based at Nissan North America, Inc. in Franklin, Tenn.
(Updated March 2014)