Tuesday , 13 November 2018

Tesla brings on new VP of engineering from Snap

Tesla announced a number of new hires today, together with Stuart Bowers, who’s becoming a member of as VP of engineering. Bowers is becoming a member of Tesla from Snap, the place he labored as VP of monetization engineering. Different new hires embody Neeraj Manrao, who left Apple to change into Tesla’s director of power manufacturing, and Kevin Mukai, who’s now director of product engineering at Tesla’s Gigafactory.

“We’re excited to welcome a gaggle of such gifted individuals as we proceed to ramp Mannequin three and speed up in direction of a extra sustainable future,” Tesla wrote on its weblog. “We’ll be saying extra hires within the coming days, so keep tuned.”

These new hires come following a few departures. In April, Tesla VP of Autopilot Jim Keller left for Intel, with Pete Bannon serving as Keller’s substitute. Bannon is a former Apple chip engineer who helped design Apple’s A5-AP chips. Earlier this month, Sameer Qureshi left a senior manager Autopilot role at Tesla to lead Lyft’s autonomous driving efforts.

Right here’s the complete listing of latest hires, through Tesla’s weblog:

  • Stuart Bowers is becoming a member of as VP of Engineering, answerable for a broad vary of Tesla’s software program and {hardware} engineering. Stuart has 12 years of software program expertise and a background in utilized arithmetic, and is becoming a member of Tesla from Snap. There, he was most lately VP of Monetization Engineering, main the workforce with a deal with machine studying and advert infrastructure. Previous to Snap, Stuart was the eighth engineer employed at Fb’s Seattle workplace the place he labored on information infrastructure and machine studying for search.
  • Neeraj Manrao has joined Tesla as Director of Vitality Manufacturing. Neeraj comes from Apple, the place he led the technical operations workforce.
  • Kevin Mukai has began as Director of Manufacturing Engineering at Gigafactory. Kevin was most lately at ThinFilm Electronics, the place he served as Senior Director of Course of Engineering, and earlier than that at SunPower as Director of Course of & Gear Engineering. Kevin has in depth expertise in superior manufacturing unit design and improvement.
    James Zhou began final month as CFO, China. James beforehand served as CFO for Asia Pacific and India for Ingersoll Rand, and previous to that held a variety of monetary management positions at Basic Electrical and Basic Motors.
  • Alexandra Veitch joined final month as Senior Director for North American Authorities Relations and Coverage. Alexandra involves Tesla from CSRA. Earlier than that, she served as Particular Assistant to the President and Legislative Affairs Liaison within the White Home beneath the Obama Administration. Her authorities service additionally contains time on the Division of Homeland Safety and as a workers member in each the U.S. Senate and Home of Representatives.
  • Kate Pearson is our new Director of Area Supply Operations. She beforehand labored as VP of Digital Acceleration at Walmart eCommerce, the place she led on-line grocery and last-mile supply.
  • Mark Mastandrea began earlier this month as Director, Automobile Supply Operations. He comes from Amazon, the place he was their Director of Logistics Operations, main last-mile supply in North America and dealing on the design and improvement of AmazonFresh pickup.
  • Myriam Attou lately began as Regional Gross sales Director in EMEA. Coming from La Perla, and earlier than that Burberry, she has a protracted observe document of delivering sturdy leads to gross sales, buyer expertise and repair excellence.

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