Nissan Announces Changes to its U.S. Manufacturing Leadership Team to Support ‘Factories of the Future’ Vision

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As Nissan invests in U.S. manufacturing to support its long-term vision, Ambition 2030, the company is announcing changes to its manufacturing leadership team.

Victor Taylor, currently senior director of Manufacturing Operations for Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mississippi, is promoted to vice president, Nissan Canton. Taylor brings more than 20 years of engineering and manufacturing expertise, which he will use to lead the Canton plant in the coming years as it transforms into a center for U.S. electric vehicle production.

David Sliger, currently vice president, Nissan Canton, is named vice president, Nissan Decherd Powertrain Operations in Tennessee. Sliger will oversee the company’s continuing efforts to supply both internal combustion engines and electric powertrains for vehicles produced at Nissan’s U.S. manufacturing facilities in Tennessee and Mississippi. He joined Nissan in 1997 and has held roles of increasing responsibility within the company’s U.S. manufacturing operations.

“David and Victor are transformative leaders and will be instrumental in helping to ready our workforce and drive key processes as we build factories of the future today,” said David Johnson, senior vice president, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, Nissan North America.

Sliger and Taylor will report to Johnson. Their appointments are effective December 1.

In Decherd, Sliger is replacing Jeff Younginer, who will retire after nearly 20 years with the company and more than three decades in the automotive industry. Prior to his most recent role, Younginer was vice president, Production Engineering and New Model Quality, as well as vice president for Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Tennessee.

“We thank Jeff for his nearly 20 years of unwavering service to Nissan,” said Johnson. “Jeff has been an invaluable leader at Nissan and achieved world-class levels of manufacturing excellence. We all wish him the best in his retirement.”

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