The wait is over. General Motors Corp. confirms that Ed Welburn will become only the sixth person – and first minority – to head design for the auto maker in its 95-year history. Welburn, an African-American and current executive director in charge of body-on-frame architectures for GM Design, will succeed Wayne Cherry Oct. 1. Cherry will retire Jan. 1 after 42 years with GM, including 11 years as design chief. Word leaked about GM’s design succession plans during the summer. (See ...

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