Shauna McIntyre, a member of Electric Last Mile Solutions Inc.’s board of directors, has been appointed interim CEO and president, succeeding James Taylor, who resigned from his role as CEO and a member of the board.
In addition, Brian Krzanich has been appointed non-executive chairman of the board, replacing Jason Luo, who also resigned from his position as executive chairman of the board.
McIntyre most recently served as president of Ouster Automotive, following over 25 years working with automotive OEMs. Previously, she served as CEO of Sense Photonics Inc., a 3D vision company building high-performance, mass manufacturable LiDAR solutions for next-generation transportation needs. Prior to that, she led Google’s automotive services program, where she supported the release of certain Google products, including Google Maps, into automakers’ new vehicle models. During her earlier years at Google she served as chief of staff for Google’s consumer electronics division.
McIntyre earlier led the U.S. New Mobility Practice for management consulting firm, Egon Zehnder, and was VP of Honeywell’s Commercial Vehicle Turbocharger platform. She began her career at Ford, where she automated manufacturing plants overseas and led final assembly production, and later joined McKinsey & Company as a management consultant. Since 2019, she has served on the board of directors of Lithia Motors.
“We are grateful to have Shauna as Interim CEO of ELMS,” states Brian Krzanich, non-executive chairman of the board. “She is a proven leader and seasoned industry executive with operating experience at the intersection of technology and mobility. The board is confident Shauna will ensure a smooth transition, effectively manage the business, and help chart a path forward.”
“I am honored to serve as ELMS interim CEO and look forward to continuing to work with the board, leadership and entire team as we transform commercial fleets into connected, clean energy vehicles,” adds McIntyre. “Importantly, Brian, the full board and I want to assure all of our stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, investors and employees, of our continued focus and dedication to the company’s ongoing business and mission.”
Taylor and Luo will maintain consulting roles with the company to help ensure that ELMS continues to deliver on its development and sales pipelines.