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Rivian hires a new COO amid other leadership and organizational shifts


Rivian has hired a new chief operating officer to lead the restructuring and alignment of its operations, the automaker said Thursday.
Frank Klein will join the company on June 1 as Rivian’s new COO to oversee the automaker’s production, manufacturing engineering and supply chain.
The automaker also said its head of manufacturing, Charly Mwangi, is leaving the company, casting doubt on Rivian’s ability to meet its goal of building 25,000 vehicles in 2022. The EV maker built 2,553 vehicles and delivered 1,227 in the first quarter, which means it must increase production more than tenfold for the rest of the year to meet its target.
“Mr. Klein will over …

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