About Nick Sampson
Nick Sampson was an originator of FF, and currently acts as the SVP of Product Strategy. He is responsible for developing the company’s global product strategy and its technical strategic partnerships. He also oversees future product concepts and platform architectures. Sampson brings over 35 years of knowledge in lean vehicle systems, adaptive chassis, automotive safety, and modular systems to FF. He also has extensive experience in sports and consumer products, sustainable energy generation, large IT data management infrastructure, and big data intelligence. Prior to joining FF, Sampson was the Director of Vehicle and Chassis Engineering at Tesla Motors. There, he created the complete concept for the vehicle architecture of the Tesla Model S and led the concept engineering team behind the Tesla Model X. Earlier at Lotus, Sampson was Chief Engineer and Program Director, leading vehicle programs and large multi-disciplinary teams to develop new adaptable platforms and implement long-term product strategies. He was also Chief Engineer for the Series 2 Lotus Elise and M250. During his 16 years at Jaguar, Sampson served as a key member of the Product Development Management Team where he supervised the development of the XJ6 sedan and XK8 sports car. He went on to design, engineer, and manage the production of winning race vehicles in the prestigious British Touring Car Championship while at Race Tech.