Larry Khatra

Electrical Systems Buyer | Bollinger Motors

Larry Khatra
My story

I am originally from Nashville, TN and have moved up to Detroit to pursue my passion for building and developing the most advanced electric vehicles on the market. I received by Bachelor’s Degree from Middle Tennessee State University and moved up north to work in the EV field. I am extremely ambitious and passionate about renewable energy and have dedicated most of my time to this industry.

In my free time, I am a boxer and enjoy learning and practicing the sweet science. There is always something to learn and I plan to pursue my Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering to further my knowledge in my field.

The most important thing for me is doing meaningful work to make the Earth greener and more sustainable and, in doing so, comes more convenience to everyday life.

how I got started

Every since I was young, I had a passion for cars and technology. I got my first glimpse of what an electric motor was capable of when I saw the early Lucid and Tesla prototypes. It was at that moment, I realised this is what I am going to do with my life.

It has been a roller coaster ride since graduation. I moved to Ohio to work at the EV startup Lordstown Motors shortly after my graduation and worked my way up from Associate Buyer to Strategic Buyer and was in charge of purchasing a large portion of the battery pack for the Lordstown Endurance.

Recently, I took a role as an Electrical Systems Buyer at Bollinger Motors and moved to Detroit to be part of the Bollinger Motors team and work on the Bollinger Electric Platform.

What I love most about working in Southeast Michigan

As a native Tennessean, moving to the North was a tough experience. The sheer amount of snow and cold was a hard transition and AWD has been my best friend. Since I have been here, I love Detroit as there is a very diverse community of boxers and strong supply chain for automotive.

Motor City is an amazing place to work and with the EV revolution approaching, I believe there will be more jobs and opportunity in Michigan for upcoming talent. One thing I realised about Michigan is that there is a very deep roster of automotive talent here and working with industry leaders has helped me learn more and further my own career.

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