Rivian founder and CEO RJ Scaringe has taken on one other position throughout the publicly traded EV maker as chief product officer Nick Kalayjian strikes out of the job and ultimately into an advisory place, in keeping with a regulatory submitting and inside emails considered by TechCrunch. Scaringe will now be answerable for all product growth — a important place at an organization engaged on a next-generation platform that’s presupposed to ship extra inexpensive EVs and assist catapult Rivian into the mass market.
Kalayjian will transfer to the position of government vp of auto engineering and propulsion and can proceed to report back to the CEO. Scaringe stated in an an inside e mail considered by TechCrunch that Kalayjian will likely be targeted on “Peregrine” (the next-gen platform that will likely be used throughout all automobiles – R1, R2 and the electrical supply van) earlier than he in the end transfers to a product and know-how advisory position.
In an inside e mail, Kalayjian wrote:
With this, the time has come for me to make a change. Over the previous couple of months, I’ve taken time to Zoom Out and have been speaking with RJ to know how my involvement might proceed to permit me to have an effect whereas letting me step again from my current position. My want to make adjustments aligns completely with RJ’s want to redirect extra of his time and vitality towards Product management. I’ve by no means met anybody in my life or profession who’s a greater mixture of engineer and visionary product chief than RJ. I do know that him spending extra time working with our Product groups will create important worth for all of us and our shareholders.
The transfer contains another government shuffling.
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