Nikola Corporation announced Mark Russell has joined its executive management team as president. Russell joins Nikola at a time when the company is poised to start production of several groundbreaking zero-emission vehicles, the company says.
“We needed the best. We needed a seasoned manufacturing executive to join the Nikola team. Mark’s background and experience match well with the challenge to ramp up production of the extraordinary vehicles we will unveil at Nikola World on April 16 and 17,” says Trevor Milton, Nikola founder and CEO.
Russell has been building and managing companies in the manufacturing industry for more than 20 years, helping them grow profitably while building significant value for investors. Most recently, Russell served as president and chief operating officer at Worthington Industries from 2012 to 2018, and prior to that served as president of WOR subsidiary Worthington Steel since 2007.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Nikola team at this critical time and look forward to assisting its growth into production and beyond,” he says.