Another Tesla vice president left the company this week, making it the third VP departure from Tesla in a week.
Last week, Electrek revealed that Peter Hochholdinger, production director, left Tesla after more than three years as the production head for the electric car manufacturer.
Yesterday we learned that he joined the EV startup of Lucid Motors.
Earlier today, we also revealed that Jan Oehmicke, Tesla's Vice President of Europe, also resigned
Now Business Insider also reports that Steve MacManus, vice president of interior and exterior engineering, joined his VP position at Tesla.
MacManus had been in Tesla for four years and before he had 20 years of technical experience with European automakers:
Trekla has not commented Business Insider 's report that MacManus left the company.
It is interesting that all three leaders who left the last week have deep car experience
Tesla has a mix of people from the traditional automotive industry and technology and manufacturing worlds.
I would argue that on the three levels they were three with the most traditional car backgrounds.
There are still some Tesla execs with car experience, like Jerome Guillen, but it seems that Tesla can have a difficult time keeping traditional automatic talent.
I guess Tesla's tempo is linked to what people are used to in the automotive industry, and it can be difficult for them to adapt.
All three execs who left this week seem to be significant losses for Tesla, but it may be best if Tesla's fast-paced startup business environment wasn't for them. [1 9659003] What do you think? Please let us know in the comment section below.
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