Bruce is widely known for creating Infiniti's concept of "Total Ownership Experience" which revolutionised the industry at that time. He joined Nissan in 1982 before becoming Infiniti's general manager in 1989. He retired from the company in 1999.
"Bill Bruce has laid the foundation for the Infiniti brand worldwide. He's got wide acclaim and respect for his vision to provide customers with an outstanding experience throughout the entire ownership of the car. This caused a major shift in the car industry overall, and so he left a lasting mark. We are saddened by this loss and our thoughts are with his family," said Johan de Nysschen, President of Infiniti Motor Company, Ltd.
Bruce leaves behind his wife, Nancy, and children, Amanda and Rob.
The first generation Q45 and M30