Nissan Puts New Boss in Charge of Smyrna Battery Plant in Tennessee

APR 23 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 3

LEAF Plant Smyrna TN

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Nissan Worker Assembles LEAF Battery in Tennessee

Nissan Worker Assembles LEAF Battery in Tennessee

Nissan North America has promoted Gary Edwards to the position of vice president of the automaker’s Decherd Powertrain Operations and Smyrna Battery Plant, both located in Tennessee.

As the Herald Chronicle reports:

“Edwards began his Nissan career at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in 1983.”

“Throughout the years, he worked in various engineering departments as he pursued his BS degree in engineering technology.”

Though Edwards; main focus will be on the Decherd Powertrain Operations facility, as well as on getting the Decherd Infiniti Powertrain plant operational by June of 2014, he will also be the man in charge of the Smyrna Battery Plant, which of course makes batteries for the Nissan LEAF.

Edwards has long been linked to various quality control jobs at Nissan, including his latest as Director of Engineering, Quality Assurance and Parts Quality at the Decherd manufacturing plant.  Quality control is essential when it comes to lithium-ion batteries where even a slight flaw is unacceptable.

Source: Herald Chronicle

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3 Comments on "Nissan Puts New Boss in Charge of Smyrna Battery Plant in Tennessee"

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Excellent he has a degree in BS, he should fit right in 🙂

He could pursue an M.S. (More of Same) and Ph.D. (Piled Higher and Deeper) if needed.

How about some more meat to this article? Like what is his stance on EVs? Does he think of them as an oddity / niche / compliance vehicle? Or does he really believe they are the future?