President & CEO
Yazaki North America, Inc.
Nigel Thompson is President & CEO of Yazaki North America, Inc. and a member of its board of directors.
is responsible for all operations in North & Central America, as well as the global business for North American based customers.
Most recently Nigel was the Managing Executive Officer of the Yazaki Corporation Automotive Planning Division in Japan.
In this role he
was responsible for overseeing and setting strategy for Yazaki's
global automotive business, merger and acquisition activity, and joint venture management.
Nigel was named Executive Vice President in 1999, and was responsible for a number of areas including Business Development & Strategic Planning, Information Technology, Finance, and Purchasing.
was also responsible for identifying and assessing the company's interest in potential joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers, and acquisitions.
From 1997 to 1999 Nigel was President of the Component Business Unit, and served as the President of ELCOM, Inc., in El Paso, Texas.
was established to supply bulk wire and wire harness components to meet automotive demands in North America.
He also served as President of NACOM Corporation in Griffin Georgia from 1994 to 1997, which supplied electronic components to vehicle manufacturers.
Nigel began his career in 1976 at Smiths Industries in the United Kingdom.
He holds a business degree from Ealing Business School in London.
In his free time Nigel is a private pilot and an avid enthusiast of photography.