Nissan is announcing a change in senior management at its Canton plant with the appointment of Erik Fields as vice president, Manufacturing.
Fields brings more than 20 years of automotive and engineering expertise. He has spent 12 years at Nissan Canton, serving in various roles of increasing responsibility, including manufacturing program manager, where he helped lead the launch of Nissan Altima, TITAN XD and NV Passenger Van. He was director of engineering for four years before taking on his current role as director of production operations maintenance. Prior to joining Nissan, Fields held engineering roles with other automotive and manufacturing companies.
“This is a proud moment for Nissan as we promote homegrown talent from within the Canton plant to take the lead role,” said Heath Holtz, senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing, Nissan North America, Inc. “Erik is highly qualified and a well-respected leader who brings a one-team, human-centered approach to help drive business success and unlock the potential of the plant.”
Fields holds an MBA from the University of Mississippi and a bachelor’s in industrial engineering from Ohio University. He serves as vice president of the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association (MAMA).