David (Dave) Hill graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1965 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He went on to earn a Masters in Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 1970. He has served as vehicle line executive for the Chevrolet Corvette since 1995, the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird since 1997. He has also been the Corvette chief engineer since November 1992.
Dave began his General Motors career in 1965 as a senior project engineer with the Cadillac Motor Car Division. In 1973 he became a staff project engineer for Cadillac engine design and release. Dave held that position until becoming the general supervisor of the Cadillac body and chassis lab in 1976. From 1978 to 1981, Hill served as staff engineer for Cadillac car development. In 1982 he became a Cadillac staff engineer for emissions and transmissions. Later that year he was promoted to vehicle chief engineer for the Cadillac Allante. In 1988 Hill's responsibilities were expanded as he was named chief engineer for the Cadillac DeVille and Concours. He held that position until becoming the engineering program manager for Cadillac in May 1992. He was named chief engineer for the Corvette in November 1992.
From 2002 Induction to the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Academy