Lucid Motors Hires Evelyn Chiang & Walter Ludwig For Operations & Logistics Expansion

July 21, 2022

Lucid Motors announced this morning that they have hired Evelyn Chiang, VP of Process Transformation, and Walter Ludwig, VP of Global Logistics as efforts to improve overall operations and logistics experiences for the EV company’s global expansion efforts.

Lucid wrote they have new appointments including “Evelyn Chiang, VP of Process Transformation and Walter Ludwig, VP of Global Logistics.” “Together, they bring a wealth of global expertise and decades of operational excellence from companies such as Mercedes, Tesla and SAP, as Lucid prepares to expand its business worldwide,” the company added.

  • Ms. Chiang will lead enterprise initiatives aligned to Lucid’s strategic objectives leveraging techniques and methodologies to analyze, harmonize, and improve business processes across the organization.
  • Mr. Ludwig will provide strategic and operational leadership to actively develop and implement best practices in automotive logistics and parts management, focusing on supplier capacity management, inbound and outbound logistics, launch and change management, material planning, material handling engineering and data management.

“I’m delighted to have Evelyn and Walter join the Lucid leadership team,” said Peter Rawlinson, Lucid’s CEO and CTO. “Together, they bring decades of global expertise and operational excellence to the company.”

Recently Nicolas Minbiole, the Vice President of Global Quality at Lucid Motors replaced Peter Hochholdinger, the Vice President of Manufacturing at Lucid Motors with overseeing manufacturing quality at the Lucid plant. Lucid early on had some quality issues around a recall and overall production delays.

Evelyn Chiang will report directly up to Peter Rawlinson, Lucid’s CEO and CTO. Chiang brings over 30 years of experience in a variety of industries transforming businesses, managing mass-scale programs, developing global supply chains, and deploying enterprise-wide automation solutions. She has held executive leadership roles at SAP, Tesla, and other global technology companies and was most recently COO at Siteimprove. Ms. Chiang earned her Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Walter Ludwig will also report directly up to Peter Rawlinson, Lucid’s CEO and CTO. Ludwig brings over 28 years of automotive experience from Mercedes-Benz AG, where he held various roles, including Head of Operations, Head of Quality, and, most recently, Head of Central Logistics where he focused on manufacturing, engineering, and supplier management, and logistics. For the last 20 years, his main management focus has been ramping up and stabilizing manufacturing plants in Germany, China, Russia, Argentina, and the United States. Mr. Ludwig studied Mechanical Engineering at the University GHS Essen with an additional qualification in economics from the Social Economic Institute Essen in Germany.

Update: Lucid added their bios to the leadership page and made bio pages for each, here is Evelyn Chiang, and here is Walter Ludwig.