Tesla Engineering VP Takes Time Off To Recharge
Doug Field, Tesla Senior Vice President of Engineering, is taking a break from work despite Tesla having not yet maneuvered itself out of the production hell of the Model 3.
A Tesla representative encourages that Doug Field didn’t leave company, only that he needs to recharge his personal battery:
“Doug is just taking some time off to recharge and spend time with his family. He has not left Tesla.”
Doug Field come to Tesla in 2013 from Apple (see Linkedin profile here).
The changes for this VP position might be related to Model 3 production and Elon Musk’s direct engagement, or maybe it’s just a good opportunity to take a break.
It’s not known when Doug Field will back on board.
— Amir Efrati (@amir) April 2, 2018
About a year ago, I asked Doug to manage both engineering & production. He agreed that Tesla needed eng & prod better aligned, so we don’t design cars that are crazy hard to build. Right now, tho, better to divide & conquer, so I’m back to sleeping at factory. Car biz is hell …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 2, 2018