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Mitsubishi Motors Names Dave McKenzie New Vice President of Service and Product Support

CYPRESS, Calif., July 7 -- Rich Gilligan, President & CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA), today announced the hiring of Dave McKenzie as Vice President of Service and Product Support, effective July 25.

McKenzie, served in a variety of management positions with Mitsubishi Motors from 1982 to 2001, including Vice President, Product Support; Vice President, Product Engineering and Quality Assurance; Vice President, Service and Engineering; and Vice President, Service and Customer Management. Most recently, Dave worked for American Suzuki Motor Corporation in its Southern Region.

"I'm confident Dave will make an immediate impact on the continued revitalization of our brand," said Gilligan. "He is familiar with our employees, dealers, and procedures, and is well aware of the challenges we face."

McKenzie replaces Chuck Halper, who left the company last week.

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for all manufacturing, finance, sales, marketing, research and development operations of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation in the United States and Canada. Mitsubishi Motors sells coupes, convertibles, sedans and sport utility vehicles through a network of approximately 625 dealers. For more information, contact the Mitsubishi Motors News Bureau at (888) 560-6672 or visit .