Dr. RJ Scaringe
Founder and CEO
Rivian Automotive

RJ Scaringe is the Founder and CEO of Rivian, a company focused on developing an integrated portfolio of products and services to advance the shift to sustainable mobility. Scaringe has led the company through several major transitions to develop Rivian’s business strategy, vehicle platform, and financial positioning. With this persistent approach, he has built a talented, cross-sector team focused on system innovation.  

Scaringe earned his Master of Science and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was a member of the research team at the Sloan Automotive Laboratory. Prior to MIT, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he graduated at the top of his class.