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Factbox: Tesla executive departures since 2016


(Reuters) - Electric carmaker Inc has seen a of exits in recent months at a time when the company is looking to speed up production of its Model 3 sedan, a mid-market car crucial to its success and future profitability, and developing multiple new vehicles, including a Semi truck.

Here is a list of departures since 2016:


May - Matthew Schwall, of field performance engineering, exits to join Alphabet Inc's self-driving unit,

April - Georg Ell, of Tesla's operations, leaves to UK-based

March - exits after joining in October 2016.

March - Susan Repo, corporate treasurer and of finance, exits to become at another company.

February - Jon McNeill, president of global sales and services, leaves to join ride-hailing company as

January - Jason Mendez, of engineering, leaves after more than 12 years.

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


November - Jon Wagner, director of battery engineering, who joined in 2013 exits to launch a battery and in

September - Diarmuid O'Connell, of business development, departs.

August - Kurt Kelty, director of battery and then one of the longest serving company executives, exits. He led negotiations with on the company's gigafactory in

July - leaves the company, eight months after bought the biggest U.S.

June - Chris Lattner, of autopilot leaves within six months of joining.

June - founder leaves the

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

April - leaves to pursue public policy projects; replaced by Deepak Ahuja, who served as before Wheeler.

March - Mark Lipscomb, vice president of human resources, departs to join streaming service provider

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

March - David Nister, vision, departs to join chipmaker

March - ousted after a clash with 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 at Tesla Energy, joins as a vice president.

January - Sterling Anderson, 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.


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

July - Rich Heley, vice president of product technology, departs to join

May - Josh Ensign, vice president of manufacturing, leaves; joins startup as

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 and worldwide controller, departs to join

January - leaves Tesla to create his own startup.

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

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 00:48 IST