Fisker, Lincoln Electric, Supernal & EVgo Widen Their Teams

The EV sector has been shaken up with new recruits powering the industry forward at EVgo, Fisker, Lincoln Electric and Hyundai Motor Group’s Supernal

1. ​​​​​​​Saydulu Kolasani

Job From: SVP of Digital Product and Engineering, Enterprise Data & Analytics, Architecture, IT Business Apps at Nu Skin

Job To: Senior Vice President, Enterprise, Digital Operations and Transformation at Fisker

Saydulu Kolasani

“Saydulu brings exceptional experience and capability to the company and I’m excited to work with him on refining our innovations and technologies,” says CEO Henrik Fisker. 

Electric vehicle automaker Fisker has appointed Kolasani as Senior Vice President, Enterprise, Digital Operations and Transformation. He has more than 20 years of experience in digital transformation and IT leadership and has previously worked at Nu Skin, Ingram Micro, T-Mobile and Epson, where he grew his expertise in digital innovation and enterprise transformation initiatives. Kolasani studied at Acharya Nagarjuna University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Master of Computer Applications & Computer Science. 

Previously in his career, Kolasani has led large-scale transformation initiatives in autonomous driving, connected vehicles and IoT devices.

Fisker is known for its focus on electric SUVs. At the Automobile Awards 2023, the Fisker Ocean won both Best Full Electric Vehicle and SUV of the Year. 

At Fisker, Kolasani plans to use his skills in optimising operations, complementing the customer experience and supporting revenue growth. Kolasani will report directly to Fisker's Chairman and CEO, Henrik Fisker.

2. Susan C. Edwards

Job From: Global Vice President and CHRO of Sealed Air Corporation

Job To: Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at Lincoln Electric

Susan C. Edwards

Lincoln Electric Holdings manufactures Velion Electric Vehicle Chargers, the industry’s first electric vehicle DC fast charger, designed and-made in the US. 

Edwards has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. She has three decades of experience in HR and a Master of Business Administration degree in International Business from Marquette University.

“I am pleased to welcome Susan to the Lincoln Electric team and look forward to the value she will bring from her extensive HR leadership experience with global industrial companies,” says Steven B. Hedlund, Lincoln Electric’s President and CEO. 

3. David McBride

Job From: Center Director at NASA

Job To: Chief Technology Officer at Hyundai Motor Group’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company Supernal

David McBride

At NASA, McBride started out as a flight systems engineer in 1982 and progressed through the ranks for 40 years, rising to Centre Director. 

Now, he has moved to Hyundai Motor Group’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company Supernal as Chief Technology Officer. There he will lead Supernal’s technology strategy and vehicle development.

4. Scott Griffith

Job From: CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility Businesses

Job To: Member of theBoard of Directors at EVgo

Scott Griffith

EVgo is a leader in electric vehicle charging solutions and aims to drive the adoption of electric vehicles for individual drivers, rideshare, fleets and businesses.

Griffith joins EVgo’s board with experience in the automotive industry, having previously led Ford’s investments and operations and serving as CEO of Zipcar.

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