Edward T. Welburn Jr.
OK, who's up next for top GM design job?Mon, 18, Apr 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 linesMon, 18, Apr 2016
Big changes in design? Technology and respectMon, 11, Apr 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 designSat, 09, Apr 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.
GM design chief Welburn to retire July 1Thu, 07, Apr 2016
Ed Welburn, GM's debonair head of global design who radically transformed the automaker's car and truck lineup, is retiring effective July 1. He will be succeeded by Australian Michael Simcoe, vice president of design at GM's International Operations. Simcoe, 58, is the first non-American appointed to the top design post at GM.
Ed Welburn pulled global studios together to set GM designs apartSun, 03, Apr 2016
The globalization of a once-disparate collection of designers and studios is perhaps Ed Welburn's most important legacy as the sixth design head in GM's 108-year history. He has shown an attention to detail never before paid to GM's far-flung vehicle portfolio, colleagues say.
GM honors WelburnMon, 18, Jan 2016
Buick's showstopper spans 2 hemispheresTue, 10, Feb 2015
How does a concept car go from drawing board to show stand? Most start with a couple-hundred-word design brief, explaining what executives are looking for, how it fits the brand, the size, the concept, the platform …The brief for the stunning Buick Avenir was considerably briefer, just nine words long: “Find a vision for the ultimate expression of Buick.”
Welburn inspires GM's evolving styleMon, 05, Jan 2015
GM hustles to make the Malibu competitiveMon, 22, Dec 2014
Car executives typically don't talk about future models more than a year before they hit showrooms for fear of dampening enthusiasm for the current one. But in the case of the Chevrolet Malibu, there's not much enthusiasm to dampen.