Edward T. Welburn Jr.
Designer to join his lifelong heroesJuly 16
Ed Welburn was the first person to oversee all of GM's design centers around the world. He also can claim more than a few notable cars as well, including the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and show-stopping concepts such as the Cadillac Ciel and Buick Avista.
Welburn tells how he really feels about GM's design workMay 15
Welburn, Roush lead class of '17 into Hall of FameApril 3
Welburn, Roush head 2017 Automotive Hall of Fame classMarch 30
First Shift: VW cleared to sell '15 dieselsMarch 30
First Shift: Top hellos, goodbyes of 2016Dec. 29, 2016
First Shift: From better eyesight to better EVsDec. 7, 2016
OK, who's up next for top GM design job?April 18, 2016
Mike Simcoe, who takes over for Ed Welburn as General Motors' head of global design July 1, has about seven years before he reaches GM's typical retirement age of 65. Sure, that's a long time, but for such a seminal job, it's never too early to start speculating about a successor.
Welburn redrew the linesApril 18, 2016
First Shift: Ford F-150 crash-test triumphApril 12, 2016
Big changes in design? Technology and respectApril 11, 2016
Ed Welburn, General Motors' outgoing head of design, cited the sharp rise in the status of designers and the boom in digital technology as two of the biggest changes in his profession since he began at GM in 1972.
'The right guy' to lead GM designApril 9, 2016
Mike Simcoe, the 58-year-old Australian who will become only the seventh design chief in General Motors' long history, is just as comfortable discussing the engineering details of automobiles as he is swage lines, greenhouses and B-pillars.