Chris Reed is vice president, Components Engineering and Overseas Chief Vehicle Engineer (OCVE) D-Platform Crossovers, Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA), a position to which he was appointed in April 2015. In this role, Reed is responsible for Powertrain, Electrical, and Audio/IT engineering groups and is OCVE for Nissan Murano and Pathfinder as well as the Infiniti QX60. 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 in Blacksburg, Virginia.