Nissan names Toyota Europe veteran as global sales chief
TOKYO - Nissan Motor Co. has recruited Toyota Europe expert Daniele Schillaci to be the corporation's new worldwide head of marketing, filling the closing important vacancy left by last year's departure of former chief organizing official Andy Palmer to Aston Martin.
Schillaci will join Nissan July 1-5 as executive vice-president in-charge of worldwide advertising and revenue and serve on Japan carmaker's executive committee, Nissan stated in a release today.
Schillaci will manage the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands, and concentrate on brand-building, revenue development and customer support, CEO Carlos Ghosn stated in the launch.
Schillaci, 50, was lately Toyota's leading sales and marketing executive for Europe. He took that job in the year 2012 after serving as Chief Executive Officer of Toyota's French procedures. Schillaci joined Toyota as a marketing supervisor in 2002 after major Italian advertising for Alfa Romeo. The Italian indigenous started his automotive career at Renault in 1993.
At Nissan, Schillaci will report to Philippe Klein, who took over for Palmer when he left Nissan last fall to become Chief Executive of Aston Martin. Klein is now Nissan's chief organizing official with international supervision of merchandise planning, software direction, market intelligence, promotion, sales and it.
Schillaci's rental restores an executive vice-president place one rung below which will specialize in international advertising and sales. Corporate Vice-President Allan Rushforth, present head of worldwide sales, will report to Schillaci. In the business vice-president grade, Roel de Vries heads advertising.
Schillaci graduated with an engineering diploma in new industrial systems and company direction in the Polytechnic University of Milan. Furthermore Italian, he's fluent in French, English and Spanish.
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