Joaquin Nuño-Whelan

VP, Hardware at Motional


Joaquin Nuño-Whelan is currently the VP of Hardware at Motional. Prior to this, they were the Vice President of Fleet Engineering at May Mobility from October 2019 to August 2020. Their focus was on product development consulting and STEAM ecosystems. Joaquin has also worked as a Chief Engineer at General Motors from June 2015 to January 2019. There, they led all business and technical decisions for GM's franchise vehicle program. Joaquin is skilled in guiding all marketing, manufacturing, engineering, design, and performance integration activity from early market research to full scale assembly.

Joaquin Nuño-Whelan received their Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Detroit Mercy. Joaquin then went on to earn their Master of Science in Engineering Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Joaquin Nuño-Whelan reports to Karl Iagnemma, President & CEO. They work with Abe Ghabra - VP, Global Operations, Woongjun Jang - Chief Strategy Officer, and Peter Simshauser - General Counsel.


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