GARDENA, CA—Nissan North America has named Bill Garlin to the newly created position of global manager of Infiniti communications. Garlin had been senior manager, Infiniti product public relations, a position that will be filled by Kyle Bazemore as senior manager, corporate communications. Bazemore has served in the public affairs area since joining the company in 2002.
Garlin remains located in Nissan’s Gardena office and will report to Simon Sproule, VP, global communications, investor relations and corporate responsibility. He becomes a member of the global Infiniti launch team and will support the media introduction of the Infiniti brand across new global markets, including South Korea, Middle East, Taiwan, China and Russia. He also will assist local Infiniti management with brand positioning, media events, communication materials and strategic counsel in support of Infiniti’s entry into each market.
Garlin joined NNA corporate communications in 1994.
Bazemore will be responsible for all PR activities in support of new Infiniti products in the United States including media driving events, auto shows, press information and press fleet activities. He will report to Kurt von Zumwalt, director of product public relations.
Succeeding Bazemore is Katherine Zachary who joined the company last year as communications manager in the Detroit area.