Former Volvo designer Thomas Ingenlath appointed Polestar CEO

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Thomas Ingenlath, senior VP of design at Volvo, has been named the new CEO of Polestar, while Jonathan Goodman, formerly senior VP corporate communication at Volvo Cars, has been appointed as COO.

“Thomas heading up the Polestar organization shows our commitment to establishing a truly differentiated standalone brand within the Volvo Car Group,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars.

“With 25 years of commercial experience in the automotive industry, Jonathan is ideally placed to provide operational experience alongside Thomas’s vision, building on the experienced management team that will drive the Polestar brand forwards,” said Samuelsson.

Ingenlath added, “I am really excited to take up the challenge of establishing this exciting brand, developing a fabulous portfolio of bespoke products and channelling the passion we have throughout the Polestar team. The next chapter in Polestar’s history is just beginning.”

June 30, 2017

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