Nissan has appointed Infiniti executive Etienne Henry to be the head of product planning in Europe. Henry succeeds Pierre Loing who will be transferring to the U.S. from Nissan's European headquarters in Switzerland to serve as Nissan Americas's new vice president of product planning. These appointments are effective Jan. 1. Henry is currently the global program director for Infiniti, which is Nissan's luxury brand.
In the new role, he will handle advanced and product planning for Nissan as well as Infiniti models in Europe, India, Africa and the Middle East. Henry, who had worked for Philips Consumer Electonics, has had various positions in Nissan. He had previously worked as Nissan’s chief product specialist and regional product manager.
In 1999, Loing joined Nissan where he held major roles in the creation of the Nissan Qashqai crossover and Leaf electric car. Loing replaces Larry Dominique in the U.S. Dominique was recently named to be the executive vice president of the Data Solutions Group at TrueCar Inc., which provides online car pricing and leads to dealers.