Burkhard Huhnke joined Scout as its chief technical officer in November. Huhnke, 56, reports to Scout CEO Scott Keogh and leads the brand's engineering strategy and team, the company said.
Scout is set to reveal an SUV and pickup next year.
Scout plans to begin vehicle production at its assembly plant in Blythewood, South Carolina., by the end of 2026 with sales to start soon after.
"His responsibilities are to engineer and bring these two brilliant products to the road," Keogh told Automotive News. "He'll work in partnership with production to make sure everything he's engineering is buildable."