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Two Tesla Production Chiefs Leave according to Bloomberg

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  1. Az_Rael

    Az_Rael Active Member

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    I wonder who they will get as a replacement and what this will mean for the Model 3 ramp up.

    Two Tesla Production Chiefs to Leave Ahead of Biggest Challenge Yet

    Greg Reichow, Tesla's vice president of production and one of its highest-paid executives, and Josh Ensign, vice president of manufacturing, will leave the company. A Tesla spokesperson confirmed both departures and said Reichow will remain until his replacement is found.
     
  2. Uncle Paul

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    Maybe asked to go away due to all the production delays on the model X
     
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    #3 hockeythug, May 4, 2016
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    I think it's time for Musk to finally pick the company he really want's to be the CEO of and devote his full time to. Things are not working anymore under this current arrangement.
     
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    agreed...

    Kind of like Dorsey with Twitter and Square....how's that working out? Not very well.

    There is only so much time in the day....I worry about burnout.
     
  5. Gizmotoy

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    Ensign gave a really interesting talk at TMC Connect.

    Tesla always had high turnover because of the working conditions, but it's kind of ramped up recently... especially at the higher levels of the company. A little troubling.
     
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    Speculating that Elon asked the two VP's to increase 500K Model 3 production by 2018. When the VP's scoffed at the demand Elon said...."ok you're both fired, I'll do it myself."
     
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  7. Weezer Fan

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    The turnover at the high levels of Tesla management is troubling. The pressure there must be brutal. One can only work so much, sacrifice so much. But I still want my 3!!!!
     
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    That would be ideal but unfortunately, he would choose SpaceX.
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Which would almost assuredly leave a bean-counter in charge of Tesla, as bean-counters almost always take over once the founder leaves (to the detriment of the company).
     
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    I am thinking the release of the Model 3 will probably be delayed. Not saying by a year and a half, like the X. But probably at least 6 months. Just a gut feeling.
     
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    Totally sounds like something he would do. ;)
     

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