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David C. Hill, Chief Engineer/Vehicle Line Executive
- Born: January 15, 1943.
- In 1965, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.
- Earned a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan in 1970.
- His career started with Cadillac in 1965 where he began working in the engine lab on power development and eventually moved into the field of emissions controls.
- Senior Project Engineer in the Cadillac engine lab from 1965 to 1973.
- Staff Project Engineer for Cadillac engine design and release in 1973.
- Became General Supervisor of the Cadillac body and chassis lab in 1976.
- Staff Engineer for Cadillac development from 1978 to 1981.
- Cadillac Staff Engineer for emissions and transmissions in 1982 and later promoted to Vehicle Chief Engineer for the Cadillac Allante project the same year.
- In 1988, he became Chief Engineer for the Cadillac DeVille and Concours models.
- May 1992, he became Engineering Program Manager for the Cadillac.
- Officially became the third Corvette Chief Engineer, on November 18, 1992.
- "I'm going to try to learn as much as I can about the Corvette customer and the Corvette's heritage because that will make me a better decision maker as the Corvette's chief engineer. I won't be the Chevrolet public relations department. And I'm going to have a lot of work to do here, so I may not be seen out on the circuit as much as Dave McLellan was or as much as Zora is. But I am really interested in understading the Corvette mystique and the Corvette heritage. As I said, there is plenty of work to do and this is where I belong -- here in this engineering builiding working on current and future Corvettes." Corvette Fever, May 1993, Pg. 17
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