Vice President, Components Engineering, Nissan Technical Center North America
Nissan North America, Inc.
Chris Reed is Vice President, Components Engineering and Overseas Chief Vehicle Engineer (OCVE) D-Platform Crossovers, Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA), a position to which he was appointed in April 2015. In this role, Reed reports to Kunio Nakaguro, Senior Vice President, Research and Development, NTCNA and is responsible for Powertrain, Electrical, and Audio/IT engineering groups and is OCVE for Nissan Murano and Pathfinder as well as the Infiniti QX60.
Reed joined Nissan North America in 1988 as an entry-level engineer in the Body design group. From 2011 to 2013, he worked in safety and then exterior/accessories while being OCVE of trucks. He also spent over two years in Japan to develop the Nissan Murano from scratch. From 1999 to 2007, Reed was self-employed as a home builder and ran a small automotive parts supplier.
Reed holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He is located at NTCNA in Farmington Hills, Michigan.