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was an automotive engineer for General Motors, most notably the chief engineer for the Corvette
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from 1975 until his retirement in 1992.
McLellan joined General Motors in 1959 after graduation from Wayne State University
Wayne State University is a public research university located in Detroit, Michigan, United States, in the city's Midtown Cultural Center Historic District. Founded in 1868, WSU consists of 13 schools and colleges offering more than 400 major subject areas to over 32,000 graduate and...
He was preceded as Corvette chief engineer by Zora Arkus-Duntov
Zora Arkus-Duntov was a Belgian-born American engineer. His work on the Chevrolet Corvette earned him the nickname "Father of the Corvette."- Early life :Zora was born Zachary Arkus in Belgium on Christmas Day, 1909...
, who he worked briefly with prior to Zora's retirement. He is responsible for creating the C4 Corvette.
He was followed by Dave Hill
David C. "Dave" Hill is a former automotive engineer for General Motors. He is best known as the Chief Engineer for the 5th and 6th generations of the Chevrolet Corvette....
, who oversaw completion of the 1997 C5 Corvette design that McLellan started.