In a list of Leading Auto Industry Women released in Automotive News magazine in early November, three Nissan executives were recognized for their achievements in the auto industry. Rebecca Barker Vest, Diane Allen, and Sonia Rief were honored at the gala celebration held for the publication of the magazine, which was held at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.
The list is released once every five years and has existed since the year 2000. Nissan executives express delight at the inclusion of its exceptional employees and at the notion that more and more women are entering STEM careers and earning upper-level positions than ever before.
Rebecca Barker Vest is the vice president of Purchasing for Nissan North America, a position which holds a great number of responsibilities including overseeing all of Nissan’s North American purchases. Diane Allen, gracing the Leading Women list for a fourth time this year, is a senior design manager at Nissan Design America. Sonia Rief is the director of Vehicle Program Management and a chief engineer for the company.
Congratulations to the amazing women who made the list!