Michelin VP of PR Morton leaves job for financial post with Nissan

GREENVILLE, SC: Michelin’s communications team took a major hit last week when VP of PR and government affairs Jim Morton announced that he is leaving the company after 24 years to serve as SVP of finance and administration for Nissan North America. Morton steps into his new position on May 1.

GREENVILLE, SC: Michelin’s communications team took a major hit last week when VP of PR and government affairs Jim Morton announced that he is leaving the company after 24 years to serve as SVP of finance and administration for Nissan North America. Morton steps into his new position on May 1.

GREENVILLE, SC: Michelin’s communications team took a major hit

last week when VP of PR and government affairs Jim Morton announced that

he is leaving the company after 24 years to serve as SVP of finance and

administration for Nissan North America. Morton steps into his new

position on May 1.



To replace him, Michelin has promoted director of PR Michael Fanning

into Morton’s former role. Fanning joined the company last April from

insurance and broadcasting company Liberty Corp., where, as VP of

corporate communications, he was responsible for directing corporate,

financial, employee and marketing communications.



’Jim being tapped by Nissan for such an important post is a recognition

of his outstanding capabilities,’ said Fanning. ’I’ll miss him

personally and professionally.’



Fanning added he has started to search for someone to fill the vacant

director of PR post, and is considering both internal and external

candidates.



According to Morton, one factor motivating his decision to change jobs

was the chance to rejoin his former boss, Carlos Ghosn, who served as

chairman and CEO of Michelin North America before becoming COO of Nissan

in 1996. While Morton isn’t stepping into a PR post per se, he will

oversee communications, human resources and finance.



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