NEW YORK – John Watts, manager-Acura product planning for American Honda Motor Co. Inc., was faced with two candidates in his search of a new member for his product-planning team last year. One held experience in luxury vehicles and the other knew trucks and SUVs. “We had a guy that had luxury-car experience, and Geovanny (Rodriguez) had a lot of truck experience at Nissan (North America Inc.),” Watts tells Ward’s at a media event here. “We saw in Geovanny the potential to grow even ...

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