The Detroit Free Press has announced its latest round of “Automotive Difference Makers” for 2016, and General Motors has been well represented.
The publication’s most substantial award, the Lifetime Achievement award, will be going to the deserving Ed Welburn, GM design chief. Welburn was selected for his high level of achievement within the automotive industry, and for his influence in breaking down social and racial barriers within corporate America over his decades of work and service.
Following Welburn is the entire General Motors, 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV team, which is one of a handful of recipients for a Automotive Difference Maker award.
Team Bolt includes Doug Parks, global vehicle line executive and chief engineer, global electric vehicles; Pam Fletcher, GM’s executive chief engineer for electric vehicles; Larry Nitz, executive director for hybrid and electric powertrain engineering; Stuart Norris, Bolt chief designer, and Josh Tavel, Bolt chief engineer.
Not only did the team succeed in bringing an affordable, 200-mile EV to market, but the 2017 Bolt EV will also be the cornerstone of the GM’s personal mobility brand, Maven.
The Freep will hold an awards ceremony on March 15, 2016, to present each recipient their award at the Detroit Athletic Club.
A sincerest congratulations to the men and women honored for their contribution, from GM Authority.