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Former GM Design Chief Heads List of 2017 HOF Inductees

Ed Welburn joined by Jack Roush and two other entrepreneurs.

by on Mar.31, 2017

Ed Welburn was not only the first African-American design chief but only the sixth man to head design for General Motors.

The Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan, released its 2017 list of inductees and the four figures set for induction reflect the industry’s diversity, reach and rich history by naming a top designer and a trio of innovative entrepreneurs.

The list of nominees includes former General Motors Vice President Edward Welburn, who retired last year after sparking a renaissance inside GM’s design studios.

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“Welburn was once referred to as ‘the man who brought beauty back to GM,’” the Hall of Fame noted in the statement nominating the former GM design chief. (more…)