This celebrity CEO lied to the public a couple months back when he claimed his #2 guy, who ran the manufacturing operation, was just taking a leave to spend more time with his family.
Yesterday he finally had to admit the guy left the company for good.
Just another item in a long list of securities fraud charges he will see from the Feds. The celebrity CEO’s company is so strapped for cash, it doesn’t have the standard spare parts inventory ready for car owners.
If you get into an accident, it can take months to get your new parts.
Tesla lost top engineer just before hitting Elon Musk’s Model 3 goal
Tesla’s chief vehicle engineer Doug Field left the company last week, according to a filing with the SEC. Field had been on a leave of absence since May. The news, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, came on the same day that Tesla announced it barely met CEO Elon Musk’s goal of making 5,000 Model 3 sedans in the final week of the second financial quarter of 2018.
“Tesla would like to thank Doug for his hard work over the years and for everything he has done for Tesla,” the company said in its SEC filing. His last day was June 27, according to the announcement.
Field is one of dozens of executives who have left the company over the last few years. But he was a high profile presence at Tesla. He was hired away from Apple, where he had most recently served as the vice president of Mac hardware engineering. He also spent a number of years working for Segway and Ford. – Source