Porsche Cars North America's former top executive, Kjell Gruner, is said to be headed to the U.S. electric vehicle upstart Rivian Automotive, sources have told Automotive News.
On July 5, Porsche said Gruner was leaving the sports carmaker "at his own request" after less than three years on the job.
In his relatively short tenure as CEO, Gruner steered Porsche's U.S. business through the pandemic and set the brand on track to hit a three-year sales high this year.
Porsche told dealers it expects U.S. sales to hit 80,000 next year, up nearly 15 percent from 2022.
Gruner did not return a request for comment on email and LinkedIn this week.
When reached for comment, a Rivian spokesperson said: "I don't have any information to provide at this time."
On Thursday, Germany's Manager Magazin also reported that Gruner is expected to take a job at Rivian.