GM Design Chief Ed Welburn Retires After Bringing Style Rebirth

  • Promoted under Bob Lutz, he brought back Chevy's Camaro
  • Mike Simcoe from Asia-Pacific region will be his replacement

General Motors Co. design chief Ed Welburn will retire July 1, ending an 11-year run that saw a styling renaissance with cars like the Chevrolet Camaro and the Cadillac CTS, which helped bring the luxury name back to respectability.

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