Anaheim, Calif., Jan. 3, 2023 – Waev Inc. is naming Alfredo Arroyo as chief operations officer and a senior vice president of the company. Strong market demand for the core Waev business and significant growth opportunities have created the need for the next level of operations leadership. Arroyo will lead Waev’s global supply chain and manufacturing operations, ensuring the company’s readiness to meet increasing demand and aggressive new market expansions. This step marks the first c-suite executive hire for Waev since the company’s founding in 2021.

“The opportunity for Alfredo to quickly accelerate operational momentum comes at a critical time in our business” said Keith Simon, CEO of Waev. “A robust global supply chain and efficient manufacturing operations are paramount as enablers for future success, and Alfredo is the perfect person for the job. We’re stoked to have him join the Waev team.”

Arroyo is a talented leader and brings to Waev a wealth of diverse experience in all aspects of global operations. Prior to joining the team, he spent ten years at Google in contract manufacturing, enterprise solutions, supply chain management and logistics execution. He has a proven track record of running global supply chains and a demonstrated history of delivering results in fast-paced, high-growth environments. Prior to Google, Arroyo worked at Eaton’s lighting division (now Signify) in various manufacturing, distribution fulfillment, and supply chain roles and holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University.

“This is an exciting opportunity to step in as Waev’s first COO and begin working with the team to quickly advance operational capabilities in support of our growing customers and markets – especially as electrification adoption reaches critical mass within the U.S. and around the world,” said Arroyo. “Keith and I worked together earlier in my career and we’ve always managed to stay in touch. Things naturally connected after Keith reached out and presented the opportunity. I am impressed with what these guys have done at Waev – both the business they have built and equally the team culture they have created.”

In the last year, Waev has taken on ownership and all operational aspects of the GEM, Taylor-Dunn and Tiger businesses. Waev is a strategic partner dedicated to solving electric mobility challenges with nimble innovation and comprehensive solutions.

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About Waev Inc.
Waev Inc. provides access to safe and dependable electric vehicles through the manufacturing, distribution and support of the GEM, Taylor-Dunn and Tiger product lines. Founded in 2021, Waev is redefining EVs to make life and work easier, more efficient and more enjoyable. This is driven by our commitment to sustainable, safe, future-focused solutions that lead to the adoption and advancement of electrification without compromising the job or purpose of the vehicle. Our collaborative and agile partnerships stem from these shared values and common pursuit to advance mobility.

GEM has been an established EV leader in the LSV space for more than 20 years. Taylor-Dunn has a rich 70-year legacy of providing tailored industrial vehicles. Tiger heavy-duty tow tractors have been towing cargo, baggage, parcel, and other equipment for ground support applications since 1981. All vehicles are engineered and produced at the Waev headquarters and manufacturing center of excellence in Southern California. Visit us at and follow us on LinkedIn.