“We respect Julio’s decision to leave the company and thank him for his contributions over the previous 24 years to Nissan’s success in Mexico and abroad,” said Carlos Tavares.
“At the same time, I would like to welcome Jose to his new role and have every confidence he will bring a smooth transition over the coming months. Jose brings considerable experience to this position, and his broad-base of expertise will complement our management structure, while bringing fresh perspective into this strategic role.”
Some things worth mentioning about Jose Munoz are that he holds a doctorate degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, he speaks three languages - Spanish, English and French, and he joined Nissan in 2004 as general manager, dealer network development of Nissan Europe until 2006.
He also worked as deputy general manager Toyota Marketing Europe and was the network development director for Daewoo Motor Iberia. He also worked for Union Fenosa in Madrid as a project manager and as a dealer principal at a Citroen and Peugeot dealership.
Nissan Mexicana was founded in 1961 and currently employs more than 9,000 workers. The company sold a total of 212,000 vehicles in Mexico in 2008, with a market share of 20.7 percent and rolled out more than 450,000 units for both domestic and overseas markets.