Rimac Automobili is expanding fast, doubling in size for several years. We have established ourselves as an R&D and technology partner for some of the biggest names in the industry and as a leader in high-performance vehicle technologies. Our next challenge is to move from a low-volume manufacturer of complex high-end electrification components, to a serious Tier-1 supplier for the automotive industry. We are planning to build a new factory, as a part of our future Campus and establish several production lines for high-volume production of batteries, powertrain systems and many other components. Additionally, we are ramping-up for the C_Two hypercar production which is extremely vertically integrated with many components being produced on-site. Such a transformation for a young company is a big step which requires operational excellence at many levels. In order to master this challenge in the best possible way, we have world-class experts joining us.
We would like to welcome Tim Richardson as the new Chief Operating Officer at Rimac – a role that will be extremely important for the planned transition. Tim joins Rimac from BorgWarner, where he was responsible for their Transmission Systems Business in Europe as Vice President and General Manager, leading successful initiatives to renew the product portfolio and improve profitability. Tim’s track record shows strong leadership skills, repeatedly proven through diverse assignments in high-pressure environments, including a 12-year service as a British Army Officer.
“Rimac’s pace of growth brings many challenges. Tim is a successful automotive executive with 20 years of experience leading large operational organizations and developing manufacturing capabilities. He is joining us at a crucial point, when among other efforts, we are working hard to structure the company.” said Mate Rimac, founder and CEO. “We are confident that Tim’s previous experience has prepared him to tackle the challenges here and that he will be an excellent addition to the Rimac team.”
Richardson comments: “Super impressed by the energy and willingness of the team to succeed, as well of course marvelling at the technology. Motivated to join the Rimac team at such an exciting period as the company strives to develop our manufacturing capabilities to be able to produce larger volumes with more and more technical requirements.”
Tim held various management positions at BorgWarner through ten years and gained significant experience with other major international companies such as General Electric, Honeywell and TRW Aeronautical Systems Group. He has already moved to Croatia and is all set to help Rimac continue delivering great results.