On January 25th at the National Automobile Dealers Association meeting in New Orleans, GM’s Vice President of Global Design, Edward T. Welburn, will be awarded the Automotive Hall of Fame’s Distinguished Service Citation in recognition of Welburn’s significant contribution to the automotive industry. Appointed VP of global design on March 1, 2005, under Welburn’s leadership, GM has won countless awards for superior automotive design, including the 2007 Car and Truck of the Year awards for the Saturn Aura and Chevrolet Silverado, the 2008 Car of the Year award for the Chevrolet Malibu, the 2008 Motor Trend Car of the Year for Cadillac CTS, the 2008 EyesOn Design awards for both the CTS-V and CTS Coupe Concept, and, most recently, the 2009 EyesOn Design award for the Cadillac Converj Concept Car.
Most notably, Welburn also played a major role in the development and design of the production Chevy Volt, a vehicle that has been lauded by auto enthusiasts and industry professionals alike as one of the most impressive feats of engineering ever produced in GM’s 100 year history.
Rightfully proud of his accomplishments while still accepting the praise in stride, Welburn said, “I am honored to be receiving this award for doing a job that I enjoy so much. I am proud to lead such a creative team that continues designing award-winning cars and trucks that our customers love.”
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