UPDATE 1-GM names black design chief, first for Big Three

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(Adds quotes) DETROIT, Sept 26 (Reuters) - General Motors Corp. on Friday said Ed Welburn will become the first black in charge of design at a major automaker when he succeeds GM veteran Wayne Cherry next month. 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. Cherry will retire in January after a 42-year career with the world's largest automaker. Welburn began his GM career ...

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