Ex-Ford design head lands new gig at Nissan

David Woodhouse will lead Nissan's NA design activities.

Well, that didn't take long. Just three days after resigning from his post as Ford's director of global strategic design, David Woodhouse has been named vice president, Nissan Design America.

In his new role, Woodhouse will lead all Nissan and Infiniti design activities in North America. He will also have a spot on the company's Global Nissan Design Management Committee.

"As we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Nissan Design America, I am pleased that David Woodhouse will be leading and inspiring our talented team in San Diego," said Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president, Global Design, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. "David's talent, leadership and vision will ensure that NDA shapes an exciting future for the Infiniti and Nissan brands as well as groundbreaking user experience concepts for our customers for years to come.”

Woodhouse, 50, has been involved with automotive design for more than 25 years. In addition to his most recent role at Ford, Woodhouse has worked at MINI, Cadillac and BMW. Woodhouse will be based out of Nissan's design studio in San Diego, California.

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