GM design chief retiring; company veteran named as replacement

April 7, 2016 5:05 PM

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GM design chief retiring; company veteran named as replacement

DETROIT General Motors Co's (GM.N) chief global vehicle designer, Ed Welburn, will retire on July 1 and be replaced by 33-year company veteran Michael Simcoe, the automaker announced on Thursday.

Welburn, 65, has led GM's design team since 2003 and is credited with expanding the automaker's network to 10 design centers in seven countries.

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