Bruce Campbell, IDSA | Nissan
A legend in the Automotive Design field.
Campbell's career reads like a Nissan greatest design hits list, having worked on the (still fab looking) "Hardbody" trucks, the third-generation Maxima, the Xterra and more recently, the new latest Maxima, the Rogue and the 370Z. Going back to our conversation, Bruce explained to us that the 350Z was designed only as a coupe, and that the 350Z Roadster looked odd because it was an afterthought. From the start, the 370Z was designed to be both a coupe and a convertible. We think he did well. We also think that his successor and current European design chief Alfonso Albaisa has some pretty big shoes to fill. This is what AUTOBLOG has to say about Bruce.
Bruce has always held the belief that Auto Design is problem solving, not styling and as such has been a member of IDSA since 1973.
Bruce will be retiring as Nissan's Head of Design in March of 2010.
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