Former design Director of American brand David Woodhouse now will lead the design work of Japanese automaker Nissan in North America.
A few moments ago, the Japanese automaker announced that David Woodhouse joined the company as Vice-President of Nissan Design America, directing all aspects of design for the brand Nissan and its Infiniti premium division in North America. This position also puts the Woodhouse Committee in the global project management of Nissan.
The announcement is the second unexpected step in respect of Mr. Woodhouse in recent days. Last week, the publication Automotive News reported that magnate unexpectedly resigned from Ford, where he spent over 20 years in various design positions.
He resigned from the post of Director of global design of the automaker, and it has played an important role in recent projects a more premium Lincoln, including concept cars sedan crossover Continental and Aviator. The production version of these cars received praise among the automotive press.
“Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Nissan Design America, I am pleased to announce that David Woodhouse will lead and inspire our talented team in San Diego,” said Alfonso Albaisa, senior Vice President, Nissan’s global design. “Talent, leadership and vision of David guarantee that we will be able to create an exciting future for brands Infiniti and Nissan, as well as the innovative concept of customer interaction for many years.”