THE Mann who drives Nissan forward has he been honoured by a university for his work in the motor industry.
Trevor Mann, senior vice-president of car maker Nissan, was given an honorary degree from Northumbria University.
Having joined Nissan’s Washington plant as a team leader in 1985, Mr Mann has gone on to enjoy a successful career as he rose through the ranks of the company.
He is now responsible for manufacturing, purchasing and supply chain management in the UK arm of the Japanese firm.
Mr Mann was also recently appointed to the new Automotive Council, which advises the Government on how it can become more green by reducing carbon emissions.
Mr Mann said he was hugely pleased with the award and dedicated it to his colleagues on Wearside.
He said: “I’m absolutely delighted to receive this honorary degree, it’s an honour not just for me, but for the whole team at Sunderland.
“It’s a recognition of the work that the staff and management team there have achieved over the last 25 years.”