GM names Clay Dean as director of global advanced design

Article by Anita Panait, on June 20, 2012

General Motors has appointed Clay Dean as its director of global advanced design, as part of the carmaker’s latest restructuring move. Dean’s new post is relatively new, as it will make him responsible for overseeing all of GM's advanced design efforts. Ed Welburn, GM's vice president for global design, said in a statement that Dean's new position will allow the carmaker to develop new vehicle technologies for foreign markets at a faster pace while improving the company’s competitiveness.

GM currently operates advanced design facilities in the United States, Germany, Australia, South Korea and China.

The creation of new position underscores the carmaker’s stab at maintaining its excellent standing in China as well as penetrating developing markets such as India, where there is an increasing demand for vehicle that could cruise on congested roads of megacities.

GM is eyeing to introduce its pod-like, two-seat electric vehicle, the Chevrolet EN-V, as a long-range solution for such markets.

Dean, who currently serves as chief of GM's North American advanced design, is regarded as Cadillac's brand champion.

He was responsible for the reboot of the brand in recent years. He also oversaw the launch of two well-received Chevrolet concept cars -- the Code 130R and the Tru 140S -- at this year’s Detroit auto show. Should the concept cars reached the production stage, they would be targeted at younger buyers and would have tag prices in the low $20,000s.

Topics: gm, design

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

As BMW continues to pursue its plans for the coming years, President-elect Donald Trump gave out a warning to car manufacturers to prevent them from exporting their cars to the...
by - January 17, 2017
Audi recently unveiled its Q8 full-size coupe SUV concept at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. Bearing the traditional functionality of an SUV and the sexy and sporty styling...
by - January 17, 2017
The highlight of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show may be based on some of these keywords---connectivity, integration and partnership. Just like in the previous year, you’ve probably heard and read...
by - January 16, 2017
Less than three weeks to go and the Super Bowl LI – one of the most awaited and most watched sports events in television – will commence on February 5,...
by - January 16, 2017
New Tesla vehicles will have to pay when charging at any of the carmaker’s Supercharger stations once they exceed their annual limits. This comes as Tesla Motors announced revisions in...
by - January 16, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries