Today, Xos, Inc. (NASDAQ: XOS), a leading manufacturer of Class 5 through Class 8 commercial electric vehicles and powertrains, and provider of charging infrastructure and fleet management software, announced Mike Chaffins has joined the company as Vice President of Supply Chain. Mr. Chaffins will be responsible for the end-to-end supply chain strategy for the company, overseeing the process and team in charge of procurement and logistics of parts required on the X-Platform chassis and the Lyra Series™ battery. Mr. Chaffins will report to Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, Giordano Sordoni.
“We are thrilled to have Mike join us and lead our supply chain division,” said Giordano Sordoni, Chief Operating Officer at Xos. “Mike brings an unparalleled wealth of knowledge of supply chain logistics and expertise over his several decades working in the automotive industry. With an impressive background spanning the full gamut of automotive companies—tier one suppliers, original equipment manufacturers, and startups—he is the ideal fit to join our team and help us achieve our goals this year and beyond.”
Mr. Chaffins has 30 years of automotive supply chain experience at automakers Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and Nikola, along with tier one suppliers Dana Incorporated and Akebono Corporation. Prior to Xos, Mr. Chaffins was the global head of supply chain for Nikola, leading the sourcing, landing, and certifying of parts for electric and hybrid vehicles. Before that, Mr. Chaffins served as North America purchasing head for Dana Incorporated, following a ten-year run at Nissan as the manager of purchasing operations in the U.S. and Mexico. Prior to Nissan, Mr. Chaffins spent seven years as purchasing manager for Akebono Corporation, and before that held buyer positions at Toyota and Mercedes-Benz USA.
Mr. Chaffins holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Kentucky and a Negotiation Certification from Yale University.
About Xos, Inc.
Xos is a leading original equipment manufacturer of Class 5 through Class 8 commercial electric vehicles and powertrains, and provides charging infrastructure and fleet management software for fleets. The company’s primary focus is on medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles that travel on last-mile, back-to-base routes of 200 miles or less per day. The company leverages its proprietary technologies to provide commercial fleets with zero-emission vehicles that are easier to maintain and more cost-efficient on a total cost of ownership (TCO) basis than their internal combustion engine counterparts. For more information, please visit www.xostrucks.com.
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