Nissan North America has named Mark McNabb, currently corporate vice president Nissan Motor and head of the Infiniti global business, to head its sales and marketing.

McNabb will continue to head Infiniti in addition to his new role in North America. He replaces Brad Bradshaw who is leaving Nissan.

McNabb will assume the role of senior vice president, sales and marketing immediately and will be based at the company's headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.

He joined Nissan in 1986 and for nearly 20 years worked in numerous sales, marketing and business leadership roles in North American and Japan. Between February 2006 and January 2007, he was with Mercedes-Benz of America first as vice president of marketing and then as vice president of sales and marketing.

He rejoined Nissan in April 2007 as corporate vice president in charge of Infiniti global business.

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