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
Ed Welburn's accomplishments during his 13-year run as head of General Motors design are numerous.
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.