An Ecosystem-Based Approach to Transitioning to Advanced MFG

  • Nissan is on a journey to create an ecosystem for equipment and quality visibility
  • Technology building blocks are implemented to create this ecosystem based on plant needs with positive ROI
  • These building blocks are being driven from the shop floor to ensure the right technology is deployed at the right time making the transition to advance manufacturing smoother
  • Once complete the building blocks are tied together, higher-level data analysis possible providing greater insight to process than ever thought possible

David Johnson
VP, Production Engineering & New Model Quality
Nissan Group of North America

David Johnson is vice president, Production Engineering and New Model Quality, Nissan North America, Inc. He was appointed to this position in April 2017. In this role, Johnson is responsible for ensuring the highest level of quality possible at the maximum output in all of Nissan’s U.S. and Mexican manufacturing operations.

Previously at Nissan, Johnson was director, New Model and Central Engineering at Nissan Motor Company, UK.

Since joining Nissan in 2002, Johnson has held a number of roles of increasing importance throughout Nissan’s manufacturing operations.

Johnson was most recently appointed to the board of directors of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.

Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Technological University, and an executive master’s degree in business from Vanderbilt University – Owen Graduate School of Management.