Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. named current president Mark Kaczynski as vice president of administration and finance for the company’s luxury brand Infiniti Motor Co., effective Aug. 1, the captive announced yesterday.
Kevin Cullum, who currently runs Nissan Canada Finance as its general manager, has been tapped as Kaczynski’s replacement. Cullum will relocate to Nashville and report to Rakesh Kochhar, senior vice president of finance and global sales finance business unit, according to a company press release.
Kaczynski has been president of NMAC for more than five years and will continue his time with the company from its Hong Kong offices. Since 2011, he’s served as a board member for Nissan Global Re-Insurance as well as Alliance Inspection Management.
Kaczynski joined the company in 2007 as director of marketing and sales before assuming the position of NMAC president in 2011. Prior to his time at Nissan, Kaczynski was director of corporate financial planning and analysis for Fisher Scientific, and from 1996 to 2005 he was a finance manager for Ford Motor Co.
Cullum joined Nissan in 2007 working his way up from director of commercial credit services, to director of remarketing, to president of Nissan Canada extended services, and most recently president of Nissan Canada Finance. Prior to joining Nissan he served as a branch manager for Ford Motor Credit from 1989 to 2006.
Kaczynski grew NMAC’s portfolio to $49.1 billion last year from $23.1 billion when he first started in 2011.
Separately, Nissan is one of the few OEMs without a mobility services program, but earlier this year took its first steps with a new credit card program that may be used as a touch point for mobility in the future. A court also recently ruled that NMAC is to pay $256.4 million in compensatory and punitive damages for maliciously withholding funding from a California dealer back in 2009. The company plans to appeal the case.