Mullen Automotive Announces Appointment of Marianne McInerney as Chief Strategy Officer
via IBN – Mullen Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: MULN) (“Mullen” or the
“Company”), an emerging electric vehicle (“EV”) manufacturer,
announces today the appointment of Marianne McInerney as Chief
Strategy Officer. In this key role, McInerney will focus on growth
opportunities and drive strategic initiatives for Mullen’s
commercial, consumer vehicles and governmental affairs.
McInerney has been immersed in the automotive and transportation
industry for almost two decades during which she has advised
multiple OEMs, governmental entities and tier one suppliers. Prior
to Mullen, McInerney held key roles at next-generation vehicle
OEMs, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the American
International Automobile Dealers Association. McInerney served as
Assistant Secretary and Director of Public Affairs for the U.S.
Department of Transportation under Secretary Elaine L. Chao. In her
capacity, she was responsible for managing day-to-day
communications strategies for the Department and managed oversight
of nine modal communications divisions including NHTSA, FMSCA and
the FAA. McInerney also served as the communications lead on
all agency policy, rulemakings and program initiatives including
internal management and external communication strategy of
high-profile initiatives including Autonomous Vehicles 2.0 and 3.0,
CAFE, the Drone Pilot Program, along with the INFRA
(Infrastructure) and BUILD grant programs. On behalf of Secretary
Chao, Ms. McInerney served as the daily liaison with the White
House and White House Cabinet Affairs. She also served as the
executive lead for stakeholder relations with elected officials,
automotive OEMs, airline and airline service personnel, trucking
and logistics companies and maritime audiences.
In her role with Mullen, Marianne will focus on sales, marketing
and growth opportunities with Mullen’s commercial and passenger
vehicle programs, and overall strategic business opportunities for
the company. She will also oversee all state and federal
governmental affairs for the company. Mullen has recently announced
a number of key milestones achieved by the company, including:
- Delivery on first Class 3 EV Cab Chassis Trucks to Randy Marion
Automotive Group on Sept. 28, 2023.
- EPA Certification on Class 3 EV Cab Chassis Trucks effective on
Sept. 22, 2023. EPA certification is a critical milestone to
selling vehicles in the U.S.
- Received IRS approval for federal EV tax credit on commercial
vehicles effective Sept. 14, 2023.
- Mullen acquired battery pack production assets from Romeo Power
on Sept 11, 2023. The deal includes equipment, inventory, and
intellectual property for high-volume EV battery pack and module
"Mullen is a strategically driven organization and its product
line of advanced EVs for both commercial and consumer audiences are
unrivaled," said McInerney, Chief Strategy Officer of Mullen
Automotive. "When I combine Mullen's product innovation and
strategy with their U.S. assembly and manufacturing facilities and
well-curated team, Mullen has a competitive EV story and I am
excited to put my experience and relationships with fleets and
dealers to drive value across the organization."
“Marianne is a key addition to our team and her leadership and
experience will set a growth strategy to expand and drive strong
top and bottom-line impacts for Mullen at the commercial, consumer
and governmental levels. She brings a vast level of domestic and
international OEM experience and will deliver innovative strategies
to strengthen our market share globally,” said David Michery, CEO
and chairman of Mullen Automotive.
Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ: MULN) is a Southern California-based
automotive company building the next generation of electric
vehicles (“EVs”) that will be manufactured in its two United
States-based assembly plants. Mullen's EV development portfolio
includes the Mullen FIVE EV Crossover, Mullen-GO Commercial Urban
Delivery EV, Mullen Commercial Class 1-3 EVs, and Bollinger Motors,
which features both the B1 and B2 electric SUV trucks and Class 4-6
commercial offerings. On Sept. 7, 2022, Bollinger Motors became a
majority-owned EV truck company of Mullen Automotive, and on Dec.
1, 2022, Mullen closed on the acquisition of all of Electric Last
Mile Solutions' (“ELMS”) assets, including all IP and a
650,000-square-foot plant in Mishawaka, Indiana.
To learn more about the Company, visit www.MullenUSA.com.
Certain statements in this press release that are not historical
facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section
27A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Any
statements contained in this press release that are not statements
of historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements. Words
such as "continue," "will," "may," "could," "should," "expect,"
"expected," "plans," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate,"
"predict," "potential" and similar expressions are intended to
identify such forward-looking statements. All forward-looking
statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could
cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or
implied in the forward-looking statements, many of which are
generally outside the control of Mullen and are difficult to
predict. Examples of such risks and uncertainties include but are
not limited to the resultant impact that Marianne’s appointment as
Chief Strategy Officer will have on the Company and its strategic
and other initiatives. Additional factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the
forward-looking statements can be found in the most recent annual
report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current
reports on Form 8-K filed by Mullen with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. Mullen anticipates that subsequent events and
developments may cause its plans, intentions and expectations to
change. Mullen assumes no obligation, and it specifically disclaims
any intention or obligation, to update any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events
or otherwise, except as expressly required by law. Forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date they are made and should not
be relied upon as representing Mullen’s plans and expectations as
of any subsequent date.
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