Rivian Automotive Inc. is shuffling its executive ranks, including the departure of one of its top manufacturing officers, in an effort to help the EV maker overcome growing pains.
The company is parting ways with its head of manufacturing engineering, Charly Mwangi, CEO R.J. Scaringe said in an internal email viewed by Bloomberg. Rivian’s new COO, former Magna International Inc. executive Frank Klein, will start on June 1, Scaringe said.
In a statement Friday, Rivian said Mwangi, who joined the company in spring 2020 and played a key role in bringing the EV maker's manufacturing capabilities online, left for personal reasons.
The reorganization calls for splitting the commercial business, which includes delivery vans made for Amazon, from the retail side of the company that produces the R1T plug-in pickup truck and R1S sport utility vehicle.