Edward Hightower is the CEO & President of Lordstown Motors Corporation (Nasdaq: RIDE), an original equipment manufacturer of electric vehicles for the commercial fleet market. In 2022, he co-led the turnaround of the company, development of its partnership with Foxconn, and launch of its first vehicle – the Endurance full-size battery electric pickup truck. In doing so, over 700 jobs were saved, and the Endurance was selected as a finalist for the 2023 North American Truck of the Year award. Previously, Hightower served in executive roles between Ford, BMW, and GM. He also worked as a consultant at AlixPartners, LLP and Motoring Ventures LLC. He has extensive experience in emerging markets in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Hightower authored the book Motoring Africa: Sustainable Automotive Industrialization, published in 2018. He also serves on public, private, and not-for-profit boards.
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