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 ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Printer-friendly" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
•Medium- andheavy-duty truck volumes
•Historical data and much more!


For WardsAuto.com pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: lwilliamson@wardsauto.com or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.