Nissan appoints new VP to lead Canton, Mississippi facility

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nissan is announcing senior management changes to its Canton, Mississippi facility.

Steve Marsh, vice president, Manufacturing, will return to Nissan Manufacturing United Kingdom (NMUK) as vice president. Marsh has served as vice president of the Canton facility since 2015 and was instrumental in leading new model launches of the Nissan Murano and Nissan TITAN.

“Steve’s extensive global knowledge and strong leadership have played important roles in advancing our Canton facility operations,” said Heath Holtz, senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing, Nissan North America, Inc. “We are grateful for his contributions and wish him well in his next assignment.”

Succeeding Marsh will be Philip Calhoun, who is named vice president, Manufacturing. Calhoun has served as senior director, Manufacturing Operations, Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant, since October 2017. He brings more than 25 years of broad experience in manufacturing and quality, including site management for assembly and powertrain plants with other automotive manufacturers.

“Philip’s experience and adept background will be an asset to the Nissan Canton team,” said Holtz. “Canton is critically important to Nissan's North American manufacturing footprint and is a key component to the success of the company's midterm plan, M.O.V.E. 2022.”

Calhoun will be based in Canton, Mississippi and report to Heath Holtz, senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing, Nissan North America, Inc.

All appointments are effective Sept. 1, 2018.

In February, the facilities’ rolled off the line, marking 15 years of automotive manufacturing in Mississippi. Visit for more.

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Globe Newswire: 17:10 GMT Wednesday 11th July 2018

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