Posted 03 November, 2023

Arcimoto Inc appointed Mr. Dawson as new CEO

Nasdaq:FUV appointed new Chief Executive Officer Mr. Dawson in a 8-K filed on 03 November, 2023.

  On April 16, 2023, Mr. Dawson was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer.  

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Overview of Arcimoto Inc
Automotive • Automobiles
Arcimoto, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and rental of three-wheeled electric vehicles. Its products include Fun Utility Vehicle, Rapid Responder, Deliverator, Cameo, Flatbed, Mean Lean Machine, and Roadster. It operates through the following segments: Fun Utility Vehicles (FUV), Rental, and TMW. The FUV segment includes the sale of electric vehicle product lines. The Rental segment is involved in short-term rental of electric vehicles via various channels or networks. The TMW segment engages in the design, production, sales, and installation of a bolt on kit that converts a two wheeled motorcycle into a tilting three wheeled motorcycle. The company was founded by Mark D. Frohnmayer on November 21, 2007 and is headquartered in Eugene, OR.
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On October 31, 2023, Ms. Christina J. Cook, who has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Arcimoto, Inc. (the "Company"), notified the Company of her decision to resign from her position, effective October 31, 2023. On November 3, 2023, the Company's board of directors determined that upon Ms. Cook's resignation, Mr. Christopher Dawson, the Company's current Chief Executive Officer, will serve as the Company's interim Chief Financial Officer and will assume the roles of principal financial officer and principal accounting officer.

Mr. Dawson, age 41, has been a member of our board of directors since August 2022. On April 16, 2023, Mr. Dawson was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer. Until his appointment as our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Dawson was the Chief Executive Officer of Nikola Tesla Co., an engineering services company with projects that include electrification, hybridization, EV charging, hydrogen powertrain development, hydrogen powered VTOL, hydrogen power systems, fuel cell and hydrogen electrolyzer development. From November 2021 to November 2022, he was the Chief Technology Officer for both HNO international and Tesla Aerial Robotics. He also served as Chief Engineer on various U.S. Department of Defense projects. Mr. Dawson was an initial investor in Atlis Motor Vehicles (NASDAQ: AMV) in 2019, and subsequently led Research and Development, Engineering, and Product Development as Vice President of Manufacturing Engineering from September 2020 to September 2021 for the XT Truck, XP Platforms, and AMV Battery Cell. From November 2019 to June 2020, Mr. Dawson was a Director of Crown Poly, Inc. Mr. Dawson started at Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) in 2012 as a contractor and came on full time in 2014. During the subsequent five years through November 2019, he held positions of increasingly progressive responsibility, culminating as Senior Manufacturing Engineer and Maintenance Manager. In these roles, Mr. Dawson led manufacturing sustaining engineering teams for Tesla on the Model S/X line, Model 3 line and its battery factory in Freemont, California. He has been developing EVs for on road, off road and the battlefield for the last 10 years. He is a former U.S. Navy submarine nuclear chemist and helicopter flight Instructor. He holds an MBA from University of Denver, a BS in Nuclear Technologies from Excelsior College and Helicopter Flight Instruction from Aims Community College.

Mr. Dawson has no family relationship with any director or executive officer of the Company and has not been a party to any transaction with the Company that is required to be reported in this Current Report on Form 8-K.

As of the date of this report, no new compensatory arrangements have been entered into in connection with the appointment of Mr. Dawson as interim Chief Financial Officer.