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    Audi of America Communications Chief Jeff Kuhlman Takes Global Position at Nissan

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    Audi of America Chief Communications Officer Jeff Kuhlman will be leaving his position in Herndon to take a global PR position with Nissan in Japan. For Kuhlman this is a move to a more senior position, and while we wish him luck in the future, we'll also miss working with him in our role covering the Audi beat. Kuhlman is a veteran communications executive who's offered us sound advice and much-appreciated respect and support over the years and we thank him for that.

    Below is the text as released by Nissan earlier today. To our knowledge, a successor for Jeff has not yet been announced.


    Nissan Motor Company Ltd. today announced that Jeff Kuhlman has been appointed Divisional General Manager and Head of Global Communications. Kuhlman will report to Simon Sproule, Corporate Vice President, Global Marketing Communications, and will be based at the company’s headquarters in Yokohama, Japan.

    Kuhlman will lead the global communications team which spans activities including corporate communications, product communications and internal communications. He joins the Nissan Global Marketing Communications team, formed in April 2011, that covers the company’s marketing, communications, brand management, corporate social responsibility and motorsport activities.

    Kuhlman brings over 20 years of automotive communication experience to Nissan. He joins Nissan from Audi of America, where he was the chief communications officer since 2006. Prior to that, he held a number of key communications positions at General Motors, including heading up Communications for GM’s North America Marketing Operations. He has extensive experience leading Communications activities in brand development, product launch, energy and environmental, internal and speechwriting. He began his career at GM’s Toledo, Ohio, GM Powertrain Division plant.

    About Nissan
    Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.1 million vehicles in 2010, generating revenue of 8.77 trillion yen ($102.37 billion US). With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Japan Car of the Year, 2012 RJC Car of the Year, 2011 European Car of the Year award and 2011 World Car of the Year.

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