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Nissan loses key North American sales executive

August 27, 2019

As Nissan’s liaison with its U.S. dealers, Hayes has had to manage a sometimes rocky relationship between the brand and its retailers.

Nissan North America has lost a key executive — one who had the ear and respect of the brand’s U.S. dealers.

Billy Hayes, Nissan division vice president of sales, will leave the company at the end of the week. The 44-year-old, named an Automotive News Rising Star this year, is the latest in a series of Nissan execs to bolt for the exits.

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