TodayApril 16, 2022

VP of Global design, Ed Welburn, on GM’s 3,500 car designers on Driving the Nation

Edward T. Welburn, Jr., General Motor’s Vice President, Global Design talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the car designers that are designing the GM cars today.

Welburn always says, “talk to the young designers” and we have talked to them, but now we are talking to Welburn about those young designers. What kind of indelible mark are they leaving on General Motors and Welburn. What kind of indelible mark is Welburn leaving on them? Welburn holds the highest-ranking position as an African American. His team is made up of a global mixture of people, with the one defining mission to create the best vehicle design in the auto industry.

Whether it is a Cadillac, Buick, Opel Monza or Chevy Corvette Stingray Welburn and his young group of professional designers are reshaping General Motor company’s vehicle designs and fortunes from the beginning of the post-bailout way into the future of GM.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.