COSTA MESA, Calif., June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Karma Automotive announced today a major expansion of their Supply Chain, Engineering and Program Management presence in Michigan.
"We have a very aggressive growth plan, and we want to ensure we have the best available people in the industry. Detroit is the home of some of the top technical resources and leading suppliers in the world," said Darren Post, Vice President, Engineering. "We are pleased to announce that Kip Ewing, Eric Keipper, Scott Sabin and Bruce Smith have recently joined Karma's leadership team in Troy, Michigan. They bring with them expertise in many technical areas and deep experience with many great companies such as Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, Tesla, Ford, FCA, and GM."
While Karma is expanding its engineering and program management presence in Michigan, it is also expanding its supply chain resources to support its headquarters in Costa Mesa, California as well.
"Our purchasing and supplier quality employees have been here in Detroit for two years. Our continued presence and growth allows us more open communication and collaboration with our supply base," said Scott Mors, Vice President, Supply Chain.
Karma also announced Dennis Dougherty is joining Karma in the newly created position of President & Chief Operations Officer. "Dennis brings with him extensive operations experience in the U.S., China and Mexico which will be invaluable as we launch the Revero and expand our global footprint," said Tom Corcoran, CEO.
The expansion represents an important step forward in the company's plan to build a sustainable business in the future. Karma has announced its first car, the Revero, will be unveiled late summer this year.
ABOUT KARMA AUTOMOTIVE LLC
Karma Automotive is a California based company which manufactures luxury electric hybrid plug-in vehicles. The company currently has more than 600 people working in its Costa Mesa headquarters, Moreno Valley, California manufacturing facility, and Troy, Michigan location. Karma Automotive was established in 2014 by the Wanxiang Group which purchased the assets of Fisker Automotive Inc., founded in 2007.
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