GM names first black design head at major carmaker

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DETROIT, Sept 26 (Reuters) - General Motors Corp. said on Friday that Ed Welburn will succeed veteran GM design chief Wayne Cherry, becoming the first black design chief at a major automaker. Cherry will retire in January after a 42-year career with the world's largest automaker. The 52-year old Welburn, executive director in charge of body-on-frame vehicles for GM Design, will become vice president of design, North America, on Oct. 1. Welburn began his GM career in 1972 as an ...

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