Industry Disruptors: RJ Scaringe, Rivian Automotive
August 14, 2018 , The Inn at St. John's

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Event Details

The automotive industry is in a state of disruption. Electrification, autonomous driving, connectivity, shared mobility, government policy changes and new entrants continue to reshape the automotive industry at a rapid pace. The synergy of automotive manufacturing and technological innovation presents the auto industry with many opportunities and challenges.

To help members stay abreast of the industry’s disruptive forces, OESA is pleased to launch a new event series, Industry Disruptors. Meetings will feature industry thought leaders, new OEMs and suppliers, and government officials discussing the impact of the industry’s disruptions. 

RJ Scaringe, Founder and CEO, Rivian Automotive will keynote the first executive briefing on August 14, 2018 at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Mich.

He will be joined by Tony Ishibeshi, Director of Strategy, Steve Gawronski, Director of Vehicle Purchasing, and Mark Vinnels, Executive Director of Vehicle Purchasing, Rivian, for one-on-one networking opportunities. 

According to industry forecasters, hybrid and full electric vehicles are expected to command up to 33 percent of all global auto sales by 2027 — with hybrid vehicles accounting for most of that percentage. Scaringe will discuss his vision for the future of electric vehicles and bring a team of Rivian executives to have one-on-one meetings before and after meeting.   

The impact of electrification, autonomy, connectivity and trade extends beyond the auto industry.  Attend the new Industry Disrupter Series briefing to understand the forces that are shaping the industry’s new landscape and stay connected to the organizations driving these changes.  

OESA members and guests may register in the events section at For registration assistance and program information, please contact OESA at 248.952.6401

Registration Information

Tickets for the 2018 OESA Industry Disruptor event have sold out.

Registration Fees:

OESA Members on or before July 31, 2018:   $100
OESA Members after July 31, 2018: $150
OESA Members On-site rate: $200
Non-OESA Members on or before July 31, 2018:
Non-OESA Members after July 31, 2018: $200
Non-OESA Members On-site rate:  $300

For additional registration and program information, contact OESA at 248.952.6401 or

Note:  Refunds cannot be given after July 31, 2018. Substitutions are always welcome. Charges will appear as “Motor & Equip MFG Assoc.” Register online at or fax the completed registration form to 248.952.6404. 

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