Lucid Motors announced Thursday the appointments of Evelyn Chiang, VP of Process Transformation, and Walter Ludwig, VP of Global Logistics. Evelyn worked at Tesla from August 2007 until the end of 2010 where she was VP of Supply Chain & IT and also the head of Tesla Roadster Operations, the company’s first model.
As VP of the supply chain, Evelyn was responsible for the organization and processes for sourcing and procurement of 2,000+ parts, planning and management of $16 Million inventory, and master scheduling and production control for 2 plants,
Walter Ludwig leaves the automaker Mercedez after over 18 years in the German automaker to join the U.S. luxurious EV maker as VP of Global Logistics. Walter joined Mercedes in 2004 as Head of Logistics based in China and was currently Head of Central Logistics in Dusseldorf, Germany.
In Lucid, Ludwig will “provide strategic and operational leadership to actively develop and implement best practices in automotive logistics and parts management, focusing on supplier capacity management, inbound and outbound logistics, launch and change management, material planning, material handling engineering, and data management”.
“Together, they bring a wealth of global expertise and decades of operational excellence from companies such as Mercedes, Tesla, and SAP, as Lucid prepares to expand its business worldwide,” Lucid said.
“I’m delighted to have Evelyn and Walter join the Lucid leadership team,” said Peter Rawlinson, Lucid’s CEO and CTO. “Together, they bring decades of global expertise and operational excellence to the company.”
“Reporting directly to Mr. Rawlinson, Ms. Chiang will lead enterprise initiatives aligned to Lucid’s strategic objectives leveraging techniques and methodologies to analyze, harmonize, and improve business processes across the organization”, the company said.
The company said Wednesday it will report its second quarter 2022 financial results on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at 5:30 pm eastern time followed by a conference call. Retail and institutional shareholders are now able to submit and upvote questions here until August 2 via a partnership with Say Technologies and Lucid management team will answer the top voted.
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Last week, the EV manufacturer hired Nissan’s Head of Talent Acquisition James Tucker to lead its Executive Recruitment Function identifying, attracting, and selecting leadership talent across all functional areas. Tucker has over 20 years of recruitment experience in different industries such as automotive, healthcare, financial services, and Fast-moving consumer goods working with companies like IBM, Hudson, Britvic PLC, Care UK, and Nissan.
In a recent interview with Driving Electric, Lucid’s Senior VP Eric Bach revealed that the luxurious EV maker is developing entry-level new products. After the already known Gravity project — a seven-seater SUV that has been delayed until 2024 — the EV maker is working on a “mid-size” electric car to rival Tesla Model 3 in 2025-26.
In addition, Bach added that the right-hand drive (RHD) version of the Air model will arrive in the UK “soon” although he did not reveal the exact date.
In late June, Lucid Motors sent its 1050 hp Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance to the Goodwood Festival of Speed and, partnering with the driver Ben Collins, won the fastest production vehicle with a 50.6 seconds lap.