North America Inc. announces Bruce Campbell is stepping down as vice president-design for Nissan Design America April 1.
Campbell, who has been withfor 30 years, will be replaced by Alfonso Albaisa, who holds the same title at Nissanâ€™s European design unit.
Albaisa also replaces Victor Nacif, vice president-design business aspect, at NDA. Nacif will assume Albaisaâ€™s role as vice president-Nissan Design Europe.
Campbell started at Nissan in 1980, shaping design for the Gobi concept truck, â€śHardbodyâ€ť pickup, Maxima, Cocoon concept and Xterra SUV. Campbell also oversaw the design of the current Maxima sedan, Rogue cross/utility vehicle and 370Z sports car.
â€śI would like to express my sincere gratitude to Bruce for his passionate contribution to Nissan Design during his 31-year tenure since the establishment of NDA,â€ť Shiro Nakamura, senior vice president and chief creative officer-design and brand management, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., and president, NDA, says in a statement.
â€śAlthough Bruce will be leaving NDA, he will continue to play a vital role as advisor for Nissan Global Design.â€ť
Albaisa, a graduate of New Yorkâ€™s Pratt Institute, has been with Nissan since 1988, joining Nissan Design America, and working on the current Altima, Maxima and Rogue.
Albaisa spent time in Japan before he was shuttled to Nissan Design Europe in 2007.
Nacif, a graduate of Detroitâ€™s College for Creative Studies, joined NDA in 2004, having prior stints withPeugeot Citroen and Motor Co.