Lightning eMotors, a number one supplier of specialty industrial electrical autos for fleets, proclaims Steve Ivsan as its new chief procurement officer. Ivsan will be a part of the corporate’s senior management group and lead all buying actions in addition to high quality and the efficiency of the provision base.
Most lately, Ivsan served as government vice chairman of provide chain, manufacturing and meeting operations at Outrider Applied sciences, an autonomous car startup within the logistics trade, the place he led provide chain and manufacturing processes, methods, tooling, and partnerships.
Steve Ivsan comes on board as Chief Procurement Officer
“Steve has broad expertise in provide chain and operations management roles within the electrical car trade,” mentioned Tim Reeser, CEO of Lightning eMotors. “He’ll lead our efforts so as to add new suppliers and manufacturing unit automation to help our manufacturing scale-up of purpose-built industrial electrical specialty autos.”
Earlier than becoming a member of Outrider, Ivsan was one of many co-founders of Byton, the place he served as chief procurement officer. Ivsan additionally served as chief procurement officer at Rivian and was the director of car buying at Tesla. Previous to that, he was with Continental, a worldwide automotive and expertise firm, for 12 years, and with Chrysler Company for six years.
“Lightning is a pacesetter within the industrial EV house,” Ivsan mentioned. “The corporate has an unbelievable group and terrific portfolio of merchandise, and I’m trying ahead to serving to them scale their operations, construct relationships with world-class suppliers, and provides prospects an expertise second-to-none.”Ivsan will report back to Reeser and can be primarily based at Lightning’s headquarters in Loveland, Colorado. He holds a grasp’s diploma in automotive engineering from the College of Michigan and a bachelor’s diploma in mechanical engineering from Kettering College. His appointment is efficient instantly.
Ivsan is the third senior government to be employed this yr by Lightning eMotors. In early January, Teresa Covington was named chief monetary officer. Final month, Kash Sethi joined Lightning to go up gross sales, advertising and enterprise growth as the corporate’s chief income officer.