Former Ford engineer Kip Ewing has joined Karma Automotive. The automaker is starting a new Troy, Michigan engineering center, an outpost of the company’s California headquarters and producing operation.
Karma has boosted from 20 to 500 employees in two years. The company will use its Michigan center to 80 employees this year and aims to have 150 people working out of Troy by 2017. Ewing will worn as chief engineer and is one of the latest i Karma hires that hail from the ranks of Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, Tesla, Ford, FCA, and General Motors and will report to Darren Post, who is leading Karma’s engineering. Ewing was on the Ford team that majorly developed the 2017 Ford GT and its predecessor, and his departure from Ford took place on May.
Fisker Automotive is the creator of the Karma.