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Marques McCammon

President, Karma Automotive

President, Karma Automotive

At Karma, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with an assembly and customization facility in Moreno Valley and a dealership network on four continents, McCammon assumes the role of executive lead for all corporate operations.

McCammon has spent three decades in the transportation industry, specializing in product development and advanced automotive software, manufacturing, marketing, sales and strategic leadership. Educated at North Carolina A&T State University and the University of Michigan-Dearborn, he initially worked in powertrain development with the then-Chrysler Corporation and later helped kick-start the SRT performance marque after the Daimler-Chrysler merger.

He subsequently held executive roles at companies including ASC, Saleen and electric car start-up Aptera, before joining Intel subsidiary Wind River, where, as general manager and vice president, he directed global software systems product development, strategy, marketing and engineering services for connected and automated vehicles. He then spent the last 3 1/2 years at Ricardo focusing on sustainable mobility solutions, unifying the global automotive business and helping to return the 100-year-old company to profitability.

He gained early recognition from Crain’s Detroit Business as one of 40 young executives making an impact in the Motor City. Other highlights include:

  • General Manager/Vice President for Wind River Systems (Division of Intel Corp)
  • Chief Marketing Officer for EV start-up Aptera Motors
  • General Manager of the Car & Truck Division for Saleen Performance Vehicles
  • General Manager of West Coast Operations for American Specialty Cars
  • Various roles at Chrysler including business architect of Dodge SRT-4, and the original SRT brand moniker

At Intel subsidiary Wind River, McCammon was responsible for automotive software products and services, directing a global team focused on software development, product management, engineering, development operations and marketing.

McCammon was named President of Ricardo North America in October 2019, where he was guiding the 100-year-old global transportation company’s growth in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.