Fri, 11 October 2019
Ed Welburn is the former General Motors VP of Global Design and was responsible for the design of all GM vehicles worldwide from 2003 to 2016, the same position once held by Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell. He was only the sixth person to have led GM Design in the company’s history. He was involved in the design of over 540 cars and trucks for GM. Ed was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame, received the Eyes On Design Lifetime Achievement Award, and is the only car designer to have his archives placed in the Smithsonian Museum. A wing of the Detroit Institute Of Arts has been named in his honor, and he received an Honorary Doctorate Of Fine Arts from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Ed is an active board member of Tony Bennett’s foundation, Exploring The Arts and a judge at Concours events including Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, Hilton Head, Suzuka Japan, and Radnor Hunt. In this new chapter in Ed’s life, he is CEO of Welburn Media and is an Executive Producer of an exciting movie project.