Rivian Automotive said it has hired Porsche's former North America CEO Kjell Gruner as chief commercial officer and president of business growth for the EV startup, overseeing sales, marketing and service.
His appointment is effective immediately, Rivian said Friday.
Automotive News had reported in July that Gruner was jumping to Rivian after a relatively short tenure with the German luxury brand. Porsche said then that Gruner was leaving "at his own request" after less than three years. Gruner steered Porsche's U.S. business through the pandemic and put it on track to hit a three-year sales high this year.