Following his tenure at Tesla, Mr. Rebo turned his project management skills to another renowned automaker – Volvo. From September 2022 to January 2023, he was engaged by ThyssenKrupp to oversee the completion of the body-in-white project at the Volvo Cars plant in Charleston, South Carolina.

This state-of-the-art facility, Volvo’s first automotive plant in the United States, began production in 2018. It initially rolled out the S60 sedan, but recently added the all-new Volvo EX90 Pure Electric SUV to its repertoire. Designed with sustainability in mind, the plant operates an on-site recycling center that processes more than 90 percent of the plant’s waste. It also houses an energy-efficient paint shop and is powered primarily by renewable energy.

Mr. Rebo was tasked with overseeing the installation and commissioning of more than 50 robots, three laser welding systems, and seven adhesive bonding systems, all critical to the production of doors and tailgates for the upcoming Volvo EX90 SUV. His leadership was instrumental in eliminating a significant backlog, successfully completing line commissioning, and integrating the new model into the existing body assembly line.

Under Mr. Rebo’s leadership, production of the first Volvo EX90 all-electric SUV was successfully ramped up. This achievement, combined with his ability to effectively manage and resolve production bottlenecks, has added a significant chapter to the plant’s impressive track record.

His partnership with Volvo underscores Mr. Rebo’s commitment to sustainability and his ability to deliver results in the high-stakes world of automotive manufacturing. His expertise and dedication to excellence were key factors in the successful implementation and production ramp-up of Volvo’s latest electric SUV, further cementing his standing in the automotive industry.

After successful installation of 5 truckloads of steel structure.
After successful installation of 5 truckloads of steel structure.