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Tesla Hires a New VP of Vehicle Engineering

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by mcornwell, May 3, 2013.

  1. mcornwell

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    #2 mulder1231, May 3, 2013
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    Nice move, Aston Martin one of the best looking cars out there.

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    heh. I remember all the hubbub and doom and gloom surrounding that. Looks like Tesla did just fine.

    So, what is the platform manager responsible for? Car handling and such, or do we mean platform as in the underpinnings that are used across multiple products on the same platform?
     
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    Hmmmm. Who designed that thing? Hmmmm

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    Anybody have a snapshot of the stock dive that day?
     
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    I would think a 'Platform Manager' would mostly try to keep parts and manufacturing practices thes same (or as same as possible) across all vehicles on a platform. Instuting changes on a platform to reduce costs/increase reliability/increase production speed, and make sure all cars on that platform would be similarly affected. Also pushing changes to a platform, where all cars would be changed similarly.

    Basically instead of the X getting AWD, a platform manager would attempt to allow AWD to be added to all cars on the platform. Or if that is not wanted from a business perspective all the shuffling under the frunk would be done for all platform cars so you only manufacture one configuration, but only the X having an AWD unit added.

    I don't know. But this would be my guess at what someone with this title would be doing.
     
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    It was Jan 13th. You can grab a chart from Google Finance.
     
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    Awesome news! This will likely move the stock up some tomorrow.
     
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    Up .69 aftermarket trading now trading at $60.19
    The Aston Martin One 77 cost 1.2 million pounds converted to $1.86 Million
     
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    This reminds me of then Apple made Jonathan Ive an SVP. They knew they had the best tech - now surround it by the best design mind who want's to take a great thing to an even better place.
     

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