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Ford Hires Former Tesla Exec Doug Field

A former Tesla executive who left the company to work on automotive projects for Apple has now moved on to Ford.

Doug Field joins Ford as chief advanced technology and embedded systems officer. He most recently served as vice president of special projects at Apple, which reportedly included the Titan car project. Field will report to to President and CEO Jim Farley Field, who led development of Tesla’s Model 3.

“Doug is one of the world’s most respected engineering and product design leaders and has been a driving force behind breakthrough products across auto, tech and mobility, including at Apple, Tesla and Segway,” Farley said in a release. “His talent and commitment to innovation that improves customers’ lives will be invaluable as we build out our Ford+ plan to deliver awesome products, always-on customer relationships and ever-improving user experiences. We are thrilled Doug chose to join Ford and help write the next amazing chapter of this great company.”

Field will lead Ford’s Embedded Software and Hardware organization currently consisting of Vehicle Controls, Enterprise Connectivity, Features, Integration & Validation, Architecture & Platform, Driver Assistance Technology and Digital Engineering Tools.

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