Mullen Automotive announced the hiring of John Schwegman as its chief commercial officer (CCO) for Mullen’s line of commercial vehicles.
Before joining Mullen, Schwegman spent 35 years of his career at General Motors (GM), where he held various executive-level roles in which he led global teams across four continents, according to Mullen's news release. At GM, he oversaw the growth of commercial product lines, repositioned core brands, developed Chevrolet's core electric vehicle prioritization, relaunched GM's previously retired medium-duty commercial fleet business, and more.
“John has tremendous experience in commercial automotive sales, and this makes him a highly strategic addition to Mullen,” said David Michery, CEO/chairman of Mullen Automotive. “We are very excited to have John on board; he will play a central role as CCO in the product planning and business development of our commercial vehicle division.”
Mullen said Schwegman’s primary focus will be on growth strategy for Mullen’s lineup of commercial EVs, covering Class 1 through Class 6 of light- and medium-duty trucks. Mullen’s current commercial vehicle lineup includes Class 1 and 2 EV cargo vans. Mullen recently made a majority acquisition of Bollinger Motors, whose portfolio includes Class 3 through Class 6 commercial vehicles. Schwegman will oversee new enterprise and fleet sales opportunities across all Mullen-Bollinger commercial vehicle categories, according to Mullen.
“After an exciting career with GM, I decided to look further into the overall EV landscape. I was impressed with Mullen’s strategic approach, including the portfolio, the plants, and Mullen’s speed to market. Mullen’s strategy, combined with my experience in commercial vehicles and strong relationship with fleets and dealers, will allow us to build a very competitive commercial EV story,” Schwegman said.