Rivian Automotive's chief engineer, Charles Sanderson, has left the U.S. EV startup for McLaren, his previous employer, McLaren said in a news release.
Sanderson, who joined Rivian nearly five years ago to develop its R1 vehicle platform, returns to supercar maker McLaren in the role of chief technical officer, McLaren said earlier this week.
"Mr. Sanderson will now spearhead McLaren Automotive's new technology roadmap and product innovation strategy," McLaren said. Sanderson's previous role at McLaren was head of software development.
Rivian said Sanderson had chosen to return to McLaren.