Thursday, 26 August 2021 15:37

Lordstown Motors Appoints Daniel A. Ninivaggi as CEO


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Lordstown Motors Corporation, a leader in electric light-duty trucks focused on the commercial fleet market, announced Aug. 26 its Board of Directors has appointed Daniel A. Ninivaggi as CEO and as a member of the board, effective immediately.

Ninivaggi is the former CEO of Icahn Enterprises L.P., a diversified holding company controlled by Carl C. Icahn, and has served in a variety of senior leadership positions in the automotive and transportation industries.


He began his automotive career at Lear Corporation, ultimately serving as executive vice president, where he was responsible for, among other functions, corporate development and strategy.


He later held the positions of co-chairman and co-CEO of Federal Mogul Holdings Corporation, an $8 billion supplier of powertrain, chassis, sealing, brake and other automotive components, prior to its sale to Tenneco.


While with Icahn Enterprises, Ninivaggi also oversaw Icahn Enterprises’ automotive aftermarket service network and parts distribution businesses.


Ninivaggi has extensive experience as a director of public companies, including Icahn Enterprises, Motorola Mobility (prior to its sale to Google), Navistar International, Hertz Global Holdings and CVR Energy.


He currently serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of Garrett Motion Inc., a leading Tier 1 supplier of turbochargers and other propulsion products.


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