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Tesla Loses Two Important Executives Before Model 3 Manufacturing Starts

Tesla Motors has confirmed that two top executives will leave the company. We are talking about Greg Reichow, vice president of production, and Josh Ensign, vice president of manufacturing. The two departures from Tesla Motors come after the company lost three other prominent managers at the beginning of this year.
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According to Bloomberg, the two executives left because of delays and glitches in production, as well as a recall of the Model X. However, a Tesla representative denied any connection between the two departures and the company’s production problems.

We must note that Tesla has suffered delays for the launch of every production model they made, beginning with the Roadster and ending with the Model X. Let’s hope they do better on the Model 3, expected to be a game-changer in the automotive industry.

Mr. Reichow’s departure from Tesla comes in the form of a leave of absence for a personal break, says the company’s representative. Unfortunately for Reichow, he will have to stick around until Tesla finds an adequate replacement. He has worked a total of five years for Tesla Motors and in the past three years, he has led the production team of the American automaker.

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, gave credit to Greg Reichow and his team for their work on developing a manufacturing organization from the ground up, and for “making Model S and Model X a reality.

As for Josh Ensign, he joined Tesla Motors as VP of Manufacturing in July of 2014 and is also set to leave the company.

Tesla Motors lost five executives this year. We are talking about Michael Zanoni, vice president of finance and worldwide controller; James Chen, vice president of regulatory affairs and deputy general counsel; Ricardo Reyes, vice president of global communications; and the two vice presidents mentioned in this story.

Even with these departures, Tesla still has big plans for the future, as it is preparing for its biggest manufacturing challenge ever, the $35,000 mass-market electric car and its record reservations. The company received deposits from 400,000 people who wanted a Model 3, and it must also raise production of its current lineup, consisting of the Model S and Model X.


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