Rick Rajaie

VP Product & Business Development - Electric Vehicle Business Initiatives at Foxconn

Fremont, CA

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About

I am a motivated Engineering Executive with a strong background in vehicle integration and strategic planning. I have outstanding experience in business administration, management theories and organization. I often pride myself as being a strong people-oriented leader with proven ability to quickly build effective results-oriented teams with focused business objectives. Specialties: Strategy Deployment, Vehicle Integration Engineering, Innovation Management, Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Battery Electic Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles, Advanced Technology Development, xEV Battery Design & Development, Vehicle HVAC, Powertrain Cooling and Battery Thermal Management, Electrified Powertrain and Noise & Vibration

Work experience
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Mar 2021 - Present

Foxconn

VP Product & Business Development - Electric Vehicle Business Initiatives

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May 2020 - Mar 2021

Gotion Inc.

VP of Engineering - Global Product Development

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Oct 2018 - Mar 2020

NIO

Head of NIO US Autonomous/Electric Powertrain

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Aug 2016 - Oct 2018

NIO

Sr. Engineering Director Autonomous/Electric Powertrain (Batteries, HV/LV ePT, Thermal Mgmt & Labs)

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May 2013 - Aug 2016

LG Chem Power, Inc.

Director of Engineering - Battery Packs, Test Labs & Advanced Manufacturing

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Jun 2012 - May 2013

Valeo

Sr. Platform Manager - Advanced Thermal Management Systems

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Feb 2010 - Jun 2012

Magna International

Sr. Engineering Manager - xEV Thermal Management Systems

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Apr 2009 - Jan 2010

Fisker Inc

Engineering Supervisor - Vehicle Integration & Thermal Management Systems

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Jan 2003 - Apr 2009

General Motors

Engineering Team Lead - xEV Thermal Management Systems

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Sep 2000 - Dec 2002

General Motors

Automotive HVAC Engineer - New Product Development

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Jul 1990 - Aug 2000

Mitsubishi Motors

Automotive HVAC Engineer & Purchasing Manager

Education

2003 - 2007

Purdue University

MSE, Mechanical Engineering - Vehicle Integration

1988 - 1992

Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering

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