Richard VaughanDirector, Crafted Quality at Rivian
Richard Vaughan is responsible for leading all aspects of craftsmanship for Rivian vehicles. This includes competitive benchmarking, target setting, Design Quality, Perceived Quality, and in-plant Crafted Quality audits for all visible components, exterior and interior.
Prior to joining Rivian, Vaughan was Creative Director for CGT, the world’s largest supplier of automotive interior surface materials. As Creative Director, Vaughan functioned as the organization’s chief futurist, head of industrial design, and head of marketing across all of CGT’s global business lines. In particular, he was responsible for the development of advanced smart-surface technologies for next generation user experiences.
Before joining CGT, he was at Visteon Corporation for 17 years, where he led a design team dedicated to turning consumer insights into next-generation interiors.
A graduate of Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, Vaughan is a lifelong car enthusiast. He has written six automobile-related books and serves on the Board of Directors of Equality Michigan, the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. Johns, and the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club.