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Nikola Stock Skyrockets by 34% Following Exciting News of New COO Appointment

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Nikola Stock Surges After Appointment of New COO

Nikola stock climbed double-digits Monday after the electric truck start-up announced a new addition to its leadership team.

New Chief Operating Officer

Nikola (ticker: NKLA) appointed Mary Chan as chief operating officer. Chan previously served as a managing partner at advisory firm VectoIQ, where she helped with the public launch of Nikola, according to the company. She also previously held roles at General Motors (GM) and Dell (DELL). She will step into the role on Oct. 9.

Positive Response

“Mary brings a solid understanding of business, combined with extensive experience in technology and transportation, spanning both engineering and management,” said CEO Steve Girsky, who also serves as managing partner of VectoIQ.

Shares of Nikola advanced 34% to $1.67 on Monday after the news. The stock is down 26% on the year.

Upcoming Truck Deliveries

Last week, management said the company should begin delivering its hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty trucks in late September and early October.

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