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What happened to George Blankenship

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by gjunky, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. gjunky

    gjunky Waiting for the Model ☰

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    I am just wondering what happened to George. I have not seen any press releases from him or heard him on any of the calls in some time now. I also have not seen any responses from him on the questions about parking sensors for people that still have their car on order.

    He could of course just be REALLY busy with store openings but even then you would expect to see some press releases.

    Anybody heard from him lately? Just curious.
     
  2. MarkR

    MarkR Member

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    Great question Rob! With all of the activity in Europe lately, I can easily imagine that he is fully occupied.
     
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    He's alive and well -- you can see him shirtless from this TESLIVE photo The TESLIVE Experience - Page 4

    I was part of that circle for a while, he was his usual very enthusiastic self.

    He's been travelling all over Europe and Asia prepping stores. Very very busy I suspect. I think things have settled down so he doesn't have to keep so many of us early adopters calmed down about things like shades and mats these days...
     
  4. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Exactly. George called me last week to follow up on a discussion we had at Teslive; I believe he's in Europe right now.
     
  5. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    On the front side of the shirt, left shoulder there is evidence of George's presence at Teslive. ;) Right above bonnie.
     
  6. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    I got an e-mail from him last week. He's still alive and kicking :)
     
  7. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    I wondered the same and reached out. George is well. Perhaps overworked, but well.
     
  8. gjunky

    gjunky Waiting for the Model ☰

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    Thanks everyone. Glad to hear!
     
  9. Discoducky

    Discoducky Active Member

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    China isn't going to ramp itself up!
     
  10. cschock

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    Not to mention they are now working on the engineering for right hand drive which means entering the UK, Australian and Japanese markets. No small tasks there either.
     
  11. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Active Member

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    Who you gonna call when things go wrong?
    Who you gonna call when it all cracks up?
    Who you gonna call when your order gets stuck?
    Who you gonna call when the price goes up?
    Who is gonna come and turn the tide?
    What's it gonna take to make your dream survive?
    Who's got the touch to calm the storm inside?
    Who's gonna save you?

    With sincere apologies to "The S".
     
  12. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Isn't it cool that we customers feel almost a personal connection to a company executive?

    GeorgeB, happy trails!
     
  13. Clprenz

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    I have heard from him... same as normal, he is probably very busy. Not to brag but George has responded to all of my email immediately, including last weekend
     

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