After 41 years at General Motors, Corvette chief engineer Dave Hill is parking the company car.
Hill will retire at the end of this year, GM said last week.
But he's not likely to be bored. Hill, only the third chief engineer in the 52-year history of Corvette, is a popular speaker on the Corvette club circuit.
In addition to his work with the Corvette, Hill's GM legacy includes being the chief engineer for the ill-fated Cadillac Allante and adapting the Corvette platform to create the Cadillac XLR.
His replacement is Tom Wallace, a weekend racer who has been in charge of GM's programs for small and mid-sized trucks. Wallace also oversees the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky.
Replacing Wallace in truckville is Lori Queen, leader of the team that developed the Solstice, Sky and Chevy Cobalt. That small-vehicles team now reports to Peter Mertens, head of global small cars in Germany.