Rivian is going to need a new head of corporate communications as Michael McHale announced on LinkedIn that he will be stepping away from the company.
I really hope that this leads to Rivian getting more engaged with members of the media or on its social media platforms. As they get closer to their release date you'd think we'd be hearing a lot more from them to generate buzz on the R1S and R1T."Hello all. I wanted to let you know that as of today I have separated from Rivian. There is no great drama here - and I am incredibly proud of the work I have done for Rivian since launch. The company has huge potential and is staffed by some awesome people - not least my friend Amy Winters Mast who will pick up any Rivian media enquiries. At this point, people usually say 'stay tuned' - but not me. The structure of working remotely (yet tied into Rivian's Michigan office) seemed possible at the start, but was incredibly tough to execute in practice. I need some time off, for sure and I want to make sure the next thing I commit to is workable from all angles. I've picked up a lot of knowledge over 2018 and 2019 from my time at Rivian - not least my belief that EV is the future - and I'll apply that learning somewhere cool, when the time is right. For now, I'd just like to walk my dog a while."