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Tesla Hires Toyota Manufacturing Expert

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by dpeilow, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

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  2. tdelta1000

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    That's an awesome addition to the Tesla team. Let's hope Mr. Passin lays a path for success for the Model S and other Tesla models.
     
  3. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Is there a nice summary somewhere of the various hires for the Model S project? I know they've brought a number of top people on board over the past year.
     
  4. Down8

    Down8 I work there

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    So, treading lightly to avoid NDA issues, I'd like to introduce myself, as one of the recruits of Gilbert. ("He will also help us recruit the best and the brightest employees for our California manufacturing team.") :cool:

    I also helped launch the 150L (Corolla X), at NUMMI as an award-winning Tier 1 supplier, while launching a new facility in Nor Cal.

    I have seen cool, non-disclose-able things, but mostly have no info on product to give. I work in Production Planning, so I'm a process-focused guy. :smile:

    I've been following Tesla for a long time, so I am beyond excited to work on this awesome project (Model S).

    I'll mostly be lurking, since I, legally, can't confirm/correct/deny pretty much anything. But, this looks like the best Tesla forum around, so I had to join. Also, I drove the Roadster today, and it was amazing! You really can't explain that acceleration in normal terms.

    -bZj
     
  5. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    It seems Tesla isn't too keen on anything even remotely close to a leak of information. So, for what it is worth, unless the PR department gave you permission to post here, you might be taking a risk even with all the disclaimers and care.

    With that said, welcome to the forum, and we appreciate your participation! :wink:
     
  6. vfx

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    Agreed.

    Sadly, you may be best posting in the Off Topic section if you want to keep your job.
    And yes, Welcome to the best forum for Tesla out there.:tongue: :redface:
     
  7. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    Welcome Down8. This is a great forum and some of us have been posting for years. The people at TM should know that this is a Tesla friendly forum.

    We do complain about delays and lack of communication; but that is because some of us are anxiously waiting for our Model S and have no other way to vent! :biggrin:
     
  8. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    I actually don't mind that Tesla is taking the Apple approach when it comes to what information is disseminated, where and when, as it likely means there's much going on behind doors to be excited about (not always, but usually).

    So, welcome, and enjoy your lurking.
     
  9. codagent

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    If only they could just lose a production model S, or BlueStar in a bar.
     
  10. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    haha sadly, I don't even think they would even if they could.

    Notice how all those info leaks from inside the company dried up? Guess Elon finally caught his (wo)man, and they left to work for Apple
     
  11. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    And proceeded to a bar with next gen I-Phone in hand.
     
  12. Down8

    Down8 I work there

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    :biggrin:

    Yeah, I'll just be reading a lot, I think.

    I have too much work to do to spend time losing my job.

    -bZj
     

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