NASHVILLE, TN—Nissan North America has appointed Alan Buddendeck as vice president, corporate communications, succeeding Frederique Le Greves, who will transfer to Renault headquarter for an assignment to be announced at a later date. Buddendeck will be responsible for all internal, product and corporate communications and will oversee communications activities in the national and regional U.S. offices as well as in Canada and Mexico.
Most recently, Buddendeck was senior director, global public relations and corporate communications, for Motorola Mobile Devices, where he was responsible for global public relations focused on business strategy, brand communications and reputation management, investor relations and financial, employee and crisis communications.
Prior to this role, Buddendeck was global director of brand communications for Motorola’s semiconductor products business in Austin, Texas. During his tenure there, he held various roles including an assignment in Hong Kong as director of communications for the business unit’s Asia Pacific Region.
Before joining Motorola in 1997, Buddendeck worked in marketing and corporate communications with NCR Corporation; Aggregate Technologies,; Alan Joseph & Company; and Dayton Newspapers, all in Dayton Ohio.
Le Greves joined NNA in July 2004 from Nissan Europe, where she served as vice president of communications. Before joining Nissan in 2003, she worked as communications director for Delphi Corp. in Paris, where she was responsible for corporate, internal and external communications, and managed the European communications team.