Former VW, Toyota Exec Joins EV Maker Fisker

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Fisker Inc., a California-based designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs), recently appointed Don Jackson its senior advisor of manufacturing.

Jackson, formerly with Volkswagen, will spearhead Fisker’s manufacturing strategy and site selection as it prepares for the launch of its electric luxury SUV, slated for the second half of 2021.

Before serving as president of manufacturing at Volkswagen of America, Jackson was senior vice president of quality and production for Toyota’s Texas operations. Prior to that, he served as vice president of manufacturing for Toyota’s operations in Kentucky. Recently, he also founded consulting firm Jackson Management Group LLC.

“Don has led operations for the largest OEMs, raising the bar in vehicle quality and reliability,” states Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO of Fisker. “We are delighted to have him join our team as we ramp up toward launch in 2021 and prepare to bring a more emotion-stirring, American-made EV design to people worldwide.”

Jackson says, “I share Fisker’s vision of driving mass electrification forward by producing more desirable EVs for the global market here in the United States, and I look forward to building a disruptive strategy that combines Fisker’s unique business model with the very best manufacturing practices that assure unparalleled results and outstanding, reliable products.”

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