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R J Scaringe
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Speaker Bio
RJ Scaringe founded Rivian in 2009 to help accelerate the world’s shift toward carbon neutral energy and transportation. Since starting Rivian from a clean sheet, he’s led the company to establish its vertically integrated technology platforms, build multi-program manufacturing capabilities, develop meaningful partnerships and set forth a strategic vision that transcends the profound change we’ll see within the transportation industry over the next few decades.

An engineer at heart, RJ has meticulously built a diverse team obsessed with tackling hard problems while fostering an environment that rewards courage, creativity and teamwork. He operates from the belief that the only way to build the kind of world our kids’ kids deserve is through collaboration, not only within organizations, but also across industries and society.

Today, Rivian develops and manufactures electric vehicles and charging infrastructure for the consumer and commercial markets. Rivian’s nearly $14 billion IPO in 2021 was the largest worldwide since 2014. Rivian’s first consumer products, the R1T and R1S, have received critical acclaim, including the R1T named MotorTrend’s Truck of the Year for 2022; both the R1T and R1S earning the highest safety rating of Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for 2023; and the R1T receiving the highest satisfaction ranking of any vehicle in the J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Electric Vehicle Experience Ownership Study. Rivian is also currently fulfilling Amazon's order for 100,000 electric delivery vans—the largest single order for commercial EVs ever placed.

To extend Rivian’s impact, RJ also led the establishment of Forever by contributing 1% of Rivian's pre-IPO equity into a foundation. Forever’s philanthropic mission is dedicated to addressing our climate crisis and preserving the critical biodiversity needed for our planet’s long-term survival.
R J Scaringe