Nissan’s top U.S. designer to retire at month’s end

Nissan USA’s vice president of design, Bruce Campbell (exciting name), is set to retire as the company’s top U.S. designer at the end of this month. Campbell is well known for his San Diego design studio turning out the design for the 370Z, morphing the somewhat dull 350Z into a true pocket rocket.

He has also been working on the Xterra SUV and oversaw the current Altima and the Maxima.

Campbell will be replaced by Alfonso Albaisa, vice president of Nissan Design Europe. He has headed the European design group since 2007.

Interesting fact about Campbell: he typically rides a bike 30 miles a day and up to 60 on the weekends.

– By: Kap Shah

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