Ned Curic, vp of Amazon’s Alexa Automotive will be a part of Stellantis as chief know-how officer on Aug. 30.
Automakers Basic Motors and Stellantis have poached executives from a number of know-how corporations, together with Amazon and Lyft, because the industries proceed to vie for high expertise.
The automakers introduced the hires Tuesday, marking the newest spherical of expertise swaps between the automotive and know-how industries because the sectors converge with the emergence of related, autonomous and electrical automobiles.
GM is including 4 new executives to its BrightDrop EV business supply and logistics enterprise, which the corporate introduced in January. The brand new hires are efficient instantly, in keeping with GM:
- Anthony Armenta, previously Postmates’ vp of engineering, shall be chief know-how officer.
- Rachad Youssef, previously vp of software program product administration at Chinese language electrical automobile start-up Nio, shall be chief product officer.
- Shaluinn Fullove, previously Lyft’s world head of individuals for autonomous know-how and rideshare platforms, will be a part of as chief individuals officer.
- Steve Hornyak, previously chief business officer at Material, will change into chief income officer.
Stellantis, previously Fiat Chrysler, stated it has employed Ned Curic, Amazon’s vp of Alexa Automotive, as its first chief know-how officer for the reason that firm was shaped by means of a merger of Fiat Chrysler and French automaker PSA Groupe in January.
“Ned joins us on the excellent time to form Stellantis within the context of unprecedented shift of our trade,” Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares stated in an announcement.
Curic, who beforehand labored at Toyota Motor and Microsoft, will start with Stellantis on Aug. 30.
The automotive and know-how industries are more and more battling for expertise with the emergence of related automobiles and corporations from either side researching and creating autonomous automobiles. Automotive start-up corporations comparable to Lucid and Rivian are also vying for high expertise from each sectors.
Tech corporations have been profitable lately. Ford Motor misplaced its chief know-how officer earlier this month to Amazon in addition to two advertising executives to Google and Fb in 2020. GM final additionally misplaced CFO Dhivya Suryadevara to digital funds firm Stripe. Earlier than that, Alicia Boler Davis — who led GM’s world manufacturing — left for Amazon.
Basic Motors plans to launch a brand new all-electric van referred to as the EV600 by the top of this 12 months. The primary 500 automobiles shall be offered to FedEx.