Electric car manufacturer Lucid is opening stores in major cities in North America and is preparing to expand to Europe and the Middle East, but due to supply chain problems, The company's luxury electric car Lucid Air has been in short supply. For this reason, the company Hired two former executives from Tesla and Mercedes.

Lucid announced that it has appointed former Tesla supply chain head Evelyn Chiang as the company's vice president of process transformation, and Walter Ludwig, who was responsible for supplier management at Mercedes-Benz, as the company's vice president of global logistics.

Both will report to Lucid CEO Rawlinson. Rawlinson said he is delighted to have Evelyn and Walter join the Lucid leadership team, bringing a wealth of expertise and operational excellence to the company.

According to LinkedIn data, Chiang served as Tesla's vice president of supply chain from 2007 to 2010. During his time at Tesla, Chiang was responsible for overseeing supply chain logistics and developing local suppliers, and successfully developed Tesla's global network distribution.

Before joining Lucid, Chiang was CEO of cloud services company Siteimprove for 10 months and software company SAP for 4 months. According to Lucid, Chiang has more than 30 years of work experience, including managing large-scale projects and developing global industrial chains, which will help the company grow.

Ludwig's LinkedIn profile shows that he has more than 28 years of work experience at Mercedes-Benz, holding positions such as operations director, quality director and logistics director.

Ludwig has boosted production at Mercedes-Benz plants in Germany, China, Russia, Argentina and the United States, Lucid said. In the future, Ludwig will manage the company's logistics and collaborate with suppliers.

AndroBliz has learned that Lucid's luxury electric car Air has been delivered since September last year, and Lucid is currently increasing its production.

As of May, the Air had only 827 registrations in the U.S., which Lucid said was lower due to supply chain constraints and parts quality issues. The company is targeting between 12,000 and 14,000 units this year. It is worth mentioning that this is much lower than the order volume of more than 30,000 Air models.


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