Chris Reed is vice president and Overseas Chief Vehicle Engineer (OCVE) at Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA), a position to which he was appointed in April 2015. In this role, Reed reports to Takeshi Yamaguchi, senior vice president, Research and Development, NTCNA, and is responsible for Powertrain, Electrical, and Audio/IT engineering groups.
Reed joined Nissan North America in 1988 as an entry-level engineer in the body design group. From 2011 to 2013, he worked in safety and then exterior/ accessories while being OCVE of trucks. He also spent over two years in Japan to develop the Nissan Murano from scratch. From 1999 to 2007, Reed was self-employed as a home builder and ran a small automotive parts supplier.
Reed holds a mechanical engineering degree from Virginia Tech. He is located at NTCNA in Farmington Hills, Michigan.