Ex-Michelin Man Ghosn Out at Nissan N.A.
(Akron/Tire Review) Former Michelin North America chief Carlos Ghosn has stepped down as CEO of Nissan North America, which recently relocated from Los Angeles to Nashville. Ghosn will retain his posts as CEO of both Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA.
Ghosn is the second top Nissan North America executive to step down in recent weeks, and the second former Michelin executive to do so. Jim Morton, vice chairman of Nissan and former PR chief at Michelin North America, announced his retirement in late February.
Automotive observers praised Ghosn’s move, saying the company needed more focus in North America, and hinted that further shake-ups at Nissan may be in the offing.