Lee said in a statement that he is “extremely humbled” by his appointment and that he looks forward to building NextStar’s leadership team.
Lee said the factory will “meet a significant portion of Stellantis’ vehicle production requirements in North America.”
Lee has held a series of global and regional sales and marketing roles for the promotion of lithium-ion batteries at LG Chem since 2001. He was responsible for U.S. market sales and was based in San Jose, Calif. from 2015 to 2018. Most recently, he oversaw the sales and program management of key EV battery programs for the North American market. Lee will be moving to Windsor, Ont. in the coming months. He holds a master’s degree in International Studies from Korea University, as well as an MBA from Duke University.