July 14 (Reuters) – The Renault-Nissan alliance has hired Jim Press, a former Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) veteran and most recently vice chairman at Chrysler LLC, as a consultant on sales and marketing projects, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
Press, 63, late last year ended a two-year stint at Chrysler, which he joined shortly after it was acquired by its former owner Cerberus Capital Management LP.
Previously he had worked at Toyota for 37 years, becoming the first non-Japanese to be elected to its board of directors.
Simon Sproule, director of communications at the alliance of Renault SA (RENA.PA) and Nissan Motor Co (7201.T), said Press’s consultancy contract started in March. The length and terms of the contract were confidential, he said. (Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim)