With an interest in automotive design spurred from a visit to see the Cadillac Cyclone concept car at the 1958 Philadelphia International Auto Show, Ed Welburn advanced from General Motors brand design studios to become the sixth Head of Design at GM.
In 1987, he managed the creation of the Oldsmobile Aerotech concept car which set the land speed record of 257 mph driven by A.J. Foyt.
Ed Welburn was charged with uniting all ten of GM’s design centers as the first Head of Global Design.
He worked on projects such as the Cutlass Supreme, the latest Corvette and Camaro, and the Cadillac Ciel and Buick Avista.
Ed Welburn was appointed the first leader of Global GM Design in 2005.
At the time of his retirement in 2016, he was the highest-ranking African American globally in the automotive industry.
Here is am extended interview with Ed Welburn brought to you by Autoline.tv