Rivian hires new manufacturing VP Tim Fallon as production ramp continues

Rivian R1T production line
Credit: Rivian

Rivian has had their fair share of struggles in ramping production of the R1T and R1S electric vehicles (EVs), coming up 220 units short of their 2021 production targets.

As the automaker continues in its efforts to increase output, they have brought in a new face to lead their manufacturing division.

On Monday Tim Fallon joined Rivian as the new Vice President of Manufacturing at their facility in Normal, Illinois, the company said in a statement. (via WGLT)

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Fallon previously worked at Nissan, also as VP of Manufacturing at the their vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Ohio.

Fallon’s predecessor Erik Fields was in the job for 16 months after also having served at Nissan before joining Rivian.

Without providing a timeline, Rivian said Fields will be “transitioning out of the role.”

“Rivian appreciates the warmth and leadership he brought to the factory floor and wishes him well in his next venture,” the company said of Fields.

After having missed their 2021 production targets, Rivian temporarily shut down their Normal facility to implement fixes and process improvements meant to make the lines more efficient.

The automaker recently got a vote of confidence from billionaire George Soros, whose investment fund recently purchased $2 billion worth of Rivian (RIVN) shares.

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