Nissan North America Appoints New Finance VP/CFO
29 September 2000Nissan North America Appoints New Finance VP/CFO
CARSON, Calif., Sept. 29 Nissan North America, Inc. today announced the promotion of Ronald N. Petty to vice president of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, effective November 1. He will be responsible for corporate finance, accounting, financial analysis, tax, treasury and vehicle profit and cost management. During his 15-year career at Nissan, Petty has served as Senior Director of Corporate Finance; Director of Information Systems and Director of Finance. Additionally, Petty was responsible for the development and administration of Nissan's U.S. manufacturing operations' business information systems and company-wide information service policies, objectives and technology infrastructure. "Ron Petty's strong financial background, proven track record and dedication will be invaluable in our on-going efforts to strengthen Nissan in North America," says Jim Morton, senior vice president, Administration and Finance. Before joining Nissan, Petty worked for the Internal Revenue Service holding various positions such as examination case manager and Internal Revenue agent with the coordinated examination program. Petty's previous duties as Director of Corporate Finance will be assumed by Mary Berst, who currently serves as corporate manager of financial analysis and budgeting. Ron Petty holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He serves on the Advisory Board for the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, Technology Task Force. He will be relocating to Los Angeles from his current home in Smyrna, Tennessee. In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at http://www.nissandriven.com or contact the corporate media line at 310/771-5631. Contact: Dierdre Francis-Dickerson, Corporate Communications, 310-771-6461, or Scott Vazin, Corporate Communications, 310-771-3455, both of Nissan North America, Inc.