Mullen is expanding its leadership team in support of its electric vehicle initiatives.

Mullen is expanding its leadership team in support of its electric vehicle initiatives. 

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Mullen Automotive, Inc., an emerging electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, announced several hires across its commercial van and truck program and Mullen FIVE EV Crossover programs in support of the company's aggressive EV portfolio growth plans.

The individual new hires will be working across Mullen’s different facilities, including the:

  • Commercial Vehicle Team in Troy, Michigan.
  • Consumer Vehicle Team in Irvine, California.
  • Powertrain and Battery Group in Monrovia, California.
  • Manufacturing Plant in Tunica, Mississippi.
  • Mishawka, Indiana.

“It’s exciting to see the growth across our different teams and locations in California, Michigan, Indiana and Mississippi,” said David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive. “Strategically, we have been adding very strong expertise coming from tier 1 suppliers, traditional OEMs and other EV start-ups. It’s very encouraging to see so many strong candidates reach out to us, looking to join the Mullen team.”

Mullen’s new team members come from a variety of well-known automotive brands, including, VW, Joyson, GM, Hyundai, Isuzu, Nexteer, Mahindra, Ford, Stellantis, Hyliion and Electra Meccanica. These new hires include the following individuals:

Product Development

  • Jerry Hu - President, Mullen Commercial Vehicles, formally VP of Key Safety Systems
  • Dave Adkins - Chief of Class 3 Commercial Vehicles, formally Chief Engineer of Izuzu
  • Raj Pai - Chief Engineer Commercial Vehicles, formally VP of Mahindra
  • Steve Ilenich - Director of Commercial Vehicles Quality
  • Dongyeol Kang - Director of Vehicle Program Purchasing
  • Mohamed Shaib - Director of ADAS
  • Seungho Choi - Director of Program Management Commercial Vehicles

Commercial Sales, Service and Parts

  • Paul Loewer - Senior Director, Product Planning and Product Marketing
  • Matt Gostek - Director, Service and Parts
  • Bob Sanseverino - Commercial Sales Director – West Region
  • Lance Buchanan - Commercial Sales Director – Southeast Region

In October, the company announced that John Schwegman, who spent 35 years with General Motors (GM), was named chief commercial officer (CCO) for Mullen's line of commercial vehicles. Just before the announcement, in September, Mullen Automotive acquired Bollinger Motors for $148.2 million in cash and stock for a 60% controlling interest. 

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