GM hires Nio and Lyft executives; Stellantis poaches Amazon VP

Ned Curic, vice chairman of Amazon’s Alexa Automotive will be a part of Stellantis as chief expertise officer on Aug. 30.


Automakers Traditional Motors and Stellantis have poached executives from quite so much of expertise firms, including Amazon and Lyft, as the industries continue to vie for high potential.

The automakers launched the hires Tuesday, marking the most modern round of potential swaps between the automobile and expertise industries as the sectors converge with the emergence of connected, autonomous and electrical vehicles.

GM is including four new executives to its BrightDrop EV industrial provide and logistics enterprise, which the firm launched in January. The brand new hires are efficient straight, per GM:

  • Anthony Armenta, formerly Postmates’ vice chairman of engineering, will be chief expertise officer.
  • Rachad Youssef, formerly vice chairman of utility product administration at Chinese language electrical automobile birth-up Nio, will be chief product officer.
  • Shaluinn Fullove, formerly Lyft’s global head of folks for autonomous expertise and rideshare platforms, will be a part of as chief folks officer.
  • Steve Hornyak, formerly chief industrial officer at Cloth, will turn out to be chief income officer.

Stellantis, formerly Fiat Chrysler, mentioned it has employed Ned Curic, Amazon’s vice chairman of Alexa Automotive, as its first chief expertise officer since the firm became fashioned by means of a merger of Fiat Chrysler and French automaker PSA Groupe in January.

“Ned joins us at the very finest time to shape Stellantis in the context of unheard of shift of our enterprise,” Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares mentioned in a press unlock.

Curic, who previously labored at Toyota Motor and Microsoft, will birth with Stellantis on Aug. 30.

The automobile and expertise industries are an increasing number of struggling with for potential with the emergence of connected vehicles and firms from every side researching and rising autonomous vehicles. Automotive birth-up firms resembling Lucid and Rivian furthermore are vying for high potential from both sectors.

Tech firms had been winning in present years. Ford Motor misplaced its chief expertise officer earlier this month to Amazon as well to two marketing executives to Google and Facebook in 2020. GM final furthermore misplaced CFO Dhivya Suryadevara to digital funds firm Stripe. Earlier than that, Alicia Boler Davis — who led GM’s global manufacturing — left for Amazon.

Traditional Motors plans to begin a brand new all-electrical van known as the EV600 by the tip of this year. The important thing 500 vehicles will be sold to FedEx.