Jose Munoz Addresses Economic Club Of Chicago During Chicago Auto Show Media Preview

Jose Munoz Addresses Economic Club Of Chicago During Chicago Auto Show Media Preview


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CHICAGO (Feb. 12, 2015) – José Muñoz, executive vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and chairman, Nissan North America, Inc., delivered the keynote speech during the Economic Club of Chicago’s (ECC) luncheon at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. The ECC luncheon at the Chicago Auto Show is a cornerstone event of the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview, boasting past speeches from Bill Ford, Jim Press, Henrik Fisker, Ralph Gilles, Jonathan Browning and Yoshi Inaba.

Muñoz addressed an audience of more than 900 ECC members, guests and journalists. Displayed were the 2016 Nissan Murano SUV and the 2016 Leaf Hybrid.

Muñoz presented Nissan’s plan for 2015, highlighting their strides in innovation within manufacturing, workforce training and understanding of consumer base diversity.

“The new manufacturing facility in Mississippi is our main component for continued innovation and success at Nissan,” said Muñoz. “Nissan’s U.S. production of vehicles increased by 20 percent, making it the top manufacturer in America.”

Muñoz concluded with Nissan’s goal to further succeed through investing in manufacturing technology, expanding and providing workforce training, and understanding diversity within the consumer market.

“I’m proud of Nissan’s success here in America. We’ve shown steady growth in market share and demonstrated outstanding performance in all the vehicles that we create,” said Muñoz. “I can’t wait to see the next chapter for Nissan; there is certainly more to come.”

The luncheon ended with an interactive Q&A session with Muñoz and audience members.

To watch complete coverage of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview press conferences, please visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/chicago-auto-show-2011. The manufacturer press conferences are also available at www.youtube.com/chicagoautoshow. For more information about the Chicago Auto Show, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.


About the Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show on the continent, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North America vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2 million annually for 18 vital Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2015 public show will be February 14-22. For more information, visit ChicagoAutoShow.com or Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow.

About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association

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The 2015 Chicago Auto Show is officially sanctioned by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers. Founded in Paris in 1919, it is known as the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs

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