Mr. Robert A. Kruse Jr
Senior Vice President of Product Execution
Mr. Robert A. Kruse Jr has served as FF’s Senior Vice President of Product Execution since November 2019, and is responsible for product development, advanced technology, vehicle program management and manufacturing, and leads the product execution strategy. Mr. Kruse also sits on the advisory board of American Battery Solutions and Neah Power Strategic. Prior to joining FF, Mr. Kruse was the Chief Technology Officer of Karma Automotive from January 2017 to October 2019, and Chief Technology Officer of Qoros Automotive from June 2015 to December 2016. Prior to that, from May 2013 to October 2014 he served as the Vice President of Townsend Capital and before that, from November 2010 to May 2013, Mr. Kruse was the Chief Operating Officer and a member of the board of Saktis3 Inc., a startup solid-state battery company. From 1978 to 2009, Mr. Kruse worked in General Motors Corporation Michigan in various leadership capacities, including the Global Executive Director in charge of hybrid, electric vehicles and advanced technology batteries, among others. Mr. Kruse holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology and a Master of Science degree in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.