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EV manufacturer REE hires former Tesla boss

by Sion Geschwindt
Manufacturer of electric and autonomous vehicles, REE Automotive, has appointed Josh Tech as the company’s chief operations officer (COO). 

Israeli manufacturer of electric and autonomous vehicles, REE Automotive, has appointed Josh Tech as the company’s chief operations officer (COO). 

Josh joins REE after serving on Tesla’s Operations Leadership Team as head of the New Product/Manufacturing Introduction group. 

Previously, he served as vice president of manufacturing and engineering for construction technology firm, Plant Prefab.

Josh brings over 23 years of experience to REE in complex product development & launch, industrialisation, infrastructure development, engineering, supply chain, quality, and operations management.

As REE’s COO, Josh will be based in the US and lead all aspects of REE’s operations, manufacturing, and global expansion management, including leveraging his unique talent for the launch of REE’s integration centres in Austin, Texas, and Coventry, UK.

Daniel Barel, REE co-founder and chief executive officer, said: “I’m excited to welcome Josh to the leadership team. We sought out his wealth of experience in introducing new products and scaling manufacturing as we introduce our P7 platform to the market.

“An exceptional team is key to executing our mission of accelerating EV adoption, and Josh’s deep automotive and technology operations experience – and enthusiasm – will be invaluable as we continue to advance on our business plan towards firm orders and start of production.

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“Mike will remain a critical part of REE’s leadership in a broader, strategic role as we grow our partnerships and plan for global execution. I am grateful for his dedicated work to position us for growth and long-term success.”

Josh Tech added: “I am thrilled to join REE based on the revolutionary nature of the product and how it enables a massive shift towards global commercial vehicle electrification. 

“I look forward to playing an important role in bringing this groundbreaking technology to market and helping lead the company through this important period of growth.”

Main image: Josh Tech (Credit: REE Automotive)

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