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Transcript for the WLEI Podcast: On the Job with Ron Kelner, President and COO of the Deublin Company
Transcript for WLEI Podcast: Designing the Future, An interview with Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe and COO Jim Morgan
If you do not yet know the company called Rivian you will undoubtedly know it very soon. In 2019 Rivian made waves in the auto industry by announcing two “electric adventure vehicles”: the R1T, an electric pickup truck, and the R1S, an electric SUV. Both vehicles are expected to launch in the United States later this year and globally in 2021. Rivian is also developing a fleet of electric delivery vans to fulfill a 100,000-unit order placed by Amazon. In the last twelve months the electric vehicle company has raised three billion dollars to bring this vision to life.
Rivian’s COO Jim Morgan, who also leads LEI’s Lean Product and Process Development (LPPD) initiative, recently invited LEI's Matt Savas and Josh Howell to visit the company’s largest “development center” in Plymouth, MI to discuss the challenges of launching a car company from scratch, with him and Rivian founder/CEO R.J. Scaringe. Here is the transcript of the interview that was released as the WLEI podcast on Monday February 17.
Rivian: The Electric-Vehicle Company Taking the Auto Industry by Storm
In this podcast, Rivian Founder and CEO R.J. Scaringe and COO Jim Morgan discuss the challenges of forming a bold electric car company from scratch. Starting with nothing a decade ago and now fueled by billions of dollars and more than 1000 employees, the company is set to launch two "electric adventure vehicles" domestically later this year.
How Ron Kelner Helped Build A System of Improvement at Deublin
In this podcast, Deublin COO Ron Kelner shares with Josh Howell the long learning journey of his company as it pursues lean, moving beyond creating a foundation of tools-based improvement, and towards developing a business system with problem-solving and people development at its core.