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ETTN Welcomes Edward T. Hightower to Select Committee

ETTN has welcomed Edward T. Hightower to the ETTN Select Committee.

Edward Hightower is the CEO & President of Lordstown Motors Corporation (Nasdaq: RIDE), an original equipment manufacturer of electric vehicles for the commercial fleet market.

"We're very fortunate to welcome Edward to the Select Committee," says ETTN Director Nicole Bradle. "His experience has given him a wide vantage point of our industry, and his knowledge will no doubt be a great asset to helping our membership succeed." 

In 2022, Hightower co-led the turnaround of the company, development of its partnership with Foxconn, and launch of its first vehicle – the Endurance full-size battery electric pickup truck. In doing so, over 700 jobs were saved, and the Endurance was selected as a finalist for the 2023 North American Truck of the Year award. Previously, Hightower served in executive roles between Ford, BMW, and GM. He also worked as a consultant at AlixPartners, LLP and Motoring Ventures LLC.

He has extensive experience in emerging markets in Asia, Africa, and Latin America and authored the book Motoring Africa: Sustainable Automotive Industrialization, published in 2018. He also serves on public, private, and not-for-profit boards. Originally from Chicago, Hightower earned a BS in General Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.