Factbox: Tesla Executive Departures since 2016

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The company logo is seen in front of a showroom of U.S. car manufacturer Tesla in Zurich, Switzerland March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Electric carmaker Tesla Inc has seen a flurry of senior executives leave the company in recent months. Here is a list of executive departures since 2016:

 

2018

Nov. – Jeff Jones, head of global security, is no longer working with the company after just 11 months on the job, CNBC reported, citing one current and one former Tesla employee.

Oct. 17 – Gilbert Passin, vice president of manufacturing, has left, according to a Business Insider report.

Sept. 20 – Liam O’Connor, vice president of global supply management resigned from the company, Bloomberg reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.

 

 

Sept. 12- Justin McAnear, vice president of worldwide finance and operation, said he would be leaving Tesla to take a CFO role at another company.

Sept. 7 – Gabrielle Toledano, chief people officer at Tesla, leaves the company.

Sept. 4 – Dave Morton, chief accounting officer at Tesla, resigns just a month after starting work, according to a company filing.

July – Ganesh Srivats, vice president at Tesla leaves company to become chief executive officer at Moda Operandi Inc

 

July – Doug Field, senior vice president of engineering, stepped down after five years with the electric carmaker

June- Karim Bousta, vice-president of worldwide service and customer experience, left the company, automotive news website Electrek reported.

May- Cal Lankton stepped down as senior vice president of energy operations and will be replaced by Sanjay Shah from Amazon.com Inc, according to a Bloomberg report.

May – Matthew Schwall, director of field performance engineering, exits to join Alphabet Inc’s self-driving unit, Waymo.

April – Georg Ell, director of Tesla’s Western Europe operations, leaves to head UK-based Smoothwall.

March – Chief Accounting Officer Eric Branderiz exits after joining in October 2016.

March – Susan Repo, corporate treasurer and vice president of finance, exits to become chief financial officer at another company.

 

 

February – Jon McNeill, president of global sales and services, leaves to join ride-hailing company Lyft as chief operating officer.

January – Jason Mendez, director of manufacturing engineering, leaves after more than 12 years.

January – Will McColl, manager of equipment engineering, leaves after seven years.

 

2017

December – Erik Fogelberg, vice president of commercial sales, America, Tesla Energy left the company after 11 months. He joined as vice president of global sales for NEC Energy Solutions last month.

November – Jon Wagner, director of battery engineering, who joined in 2013 exits to launch a battery and powertrain startup in California.

September – Diarmuid O’Connell, vice president of business development, departs.

August – Marco Krapels, vice president of international expansion, solar & battery storage, left the company after six months and currently serves as the founder and chief executive officer of Micropower-Comerc, according to his LinkedIn profile.

August – Kurt Kelty, director of battery technology and then one of the longest serving company executives, exits. He led negotiations with Panasonic on the company’s gigafactory in Nevada.

 

July – SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive leaves the company, eight months after Tesla bought the biggest U.S. residential solar panel maker

June – Chris Lattner, vice president of autopilot leaves within six months of joining.

June – SolarCity founder Lyndon Rive leaves the electric vehicle maker.

May – Arnnon Geshuri, who led HR at Tesla for more than eight years, departs.

April – Chief Financial Officer Jason Wheeler leaves to pursue public policy projects; replaced by Deepak Ahuja, who served as CFO before Wheeler.

March – Mark Lipscomb, vice president of human resources, departs to join streaming service provider Netflix.

 

March – Satish Jeyachandran, director of hardware engineering, leaves after seven years with the company; later joins Waymo

March – David Nister, vice president of autopilot vision, departs to join chipmaker Nvidia.

March – Klaus Grohmann ousted after a clash with CEO Elon Musk over the strategy at Grohmann’s firm, which Tesla had acquired in November. Grohmann Engineering helped companies design highly automated factories.

January – JLM Energy says Ardes Johnson, who worked as director of sales at Tesla Energy, joins as a vice president.

January – Sterling Anderson, head of Tesla’s autopilot system, leaves company. Tesla sued him for trying to recruit company engineers for his new venture while still with Tesla, and in April withdrew the lawsuit after a settlement.

 

2016

December – Mateo Jaramillo, vice president of Tesla Energy, leaves after seven years.

July – Rich Heley, vice president of product technology, departs to join Facebook.

May – Josh Ensign, vice president of manufacturing, leaves; joins startup Proterra as chief operating officer.

May – Greg Reichow, vice president of production, leaves as the company prepares to launch Model 3, and sharply ramp up production.

 

April – James Chen, vice president of regulatory affairs and deputy general counsel, leaves to join rival Faraday Future

March – Ricardo Reyes, vice president of global communications, leaves.

March – Michael Zanoni, vice president of finance and worldwide controller, departs to join Amazon.

January – Chief Information Officer Jay Vijayan leaves Tesla to create his own startup.

 

(Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas and Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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