Matthew Schwall, Director of Field Performance Engineering, is another Tesla executive that left the company in recent times, joining Alphabet's Waymo.
The news comes just after Doug Field, Tesla Senior Vice President of Engineering, took a break from work for an undisclosed period.
Matthew Schwall was with Tesla since 2014 and described his role on his Linkedin profile like this:
"At Tesla, I harness information regarding the performance and safety of the vehicles already in the field to strategically guide engineering changes and future product direction. I report to the CTO and serve as Tesla's primary technical contact with safety regulatory agencies such as NHTSA and the NTSB as well as their counterparts in Europe and Asia. "
For Waymo, such z person for sure will be a valuable asset in preparation of commercialization of autonomous driving.
The departure from Tesla is not the best news, as company currently deals with several crash investigations by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).