Local Nissan HR official promoted to Japan role

Automaker also elevates fellow VP to assume additional duties

Nissan announced today it has named veteran employee Mark Stout as divisional general manager, global talent management, to work at the company’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, effective Aug. 18.

Stout (pictured at left), a Middle Tennessee State University graduate, currently serves as the company’s vice president of human resources in the Americas.

Relatedly, Andrew Tavi, currently vice president, legal and government affairs, and general counsel Americas, will take on additional responsibility for HR across the Americas region and become vice president, legal, government affairs and HR, and general counsel, Americas.

Both Stout and Tavi are based in Nissan’s Franklin office.

Stout will oversee global Nissan talent management activities as well as coordinating with the Renault-Nissan Alliance HR group. He joined Nissan in 1989 and has held a number of HR positions of increasing responsibilities.

Stout earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration and economics from MTSU.

“During Mark’s six years as the head of HR in the Americas, he has helped Nissan bring in and retain some of the best and brightest in the industry, and he will be instrumental in developing a similar strategy for our global team,” José Muñoz, executive vice president of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and chairman of Nissan North America, said in a release.

Tavi (pictured at right) started his career with Nissan in 2009 after nearly four years of leading Noble International, Ltd. as general counsel and, ultimately, as CEO. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan with a major in English and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

Tavi’s new role also is effective Aug. 18.

“We are confident that Andrew’s exceptional leadership skills and business-first mindset will help us as we bring on new talent and continue to grow our already strong employee base here in the Americas,” Muñoz said.