FACT BOX: Tesla executive departures since 2016
Tesla Inc. has seen a flurry of senior executive exits in recent months at a time when Elon Musk's company is looking to speed up production of its Model 3 sedan, a mid-market car crucial to its success and future profitability, and developing multiple new vehicles, including a Semi truck.
Here is a list of executive departures since 2016:
May - Matthew Schwall, director of field performance engineering, exits to join Alphabet Inc's self-driving unit, Waymo.
April - Georg Ell, director of Tesla's Western Europe operations, leaves to head UK-based Smoothwall.
March - Chief Accounting Officer Eric Branderiz exits after joining in October 2016.
March - Susan Repo, corporate treasurer and vice president of finance, exits to become chief financial officer at another company.
February - Jon McNeill, president of global sales and services, leaves to join ride-hailing company Lyft as chief operating officer.
January - Jason Mendez, director of manufacturing engineering, leaves after more than 12 years.
January - Will McColl, manager of equipment engineering, leaves after seven years.
November - Jon Wagner, director of battery engineering, who joined in 2013 exits to launch a battery and powertrain startup in California.
September - Diarmuid O'Connell, vice president of business development, departs. On Tuesday, Fair announced he would be joining the organization.
August - Kurt Kelty, director of battery technology and then one of the longest serving company executives, exits. He led negotiations with Panasonic on the company's gigafactory in Nevada.
July - SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive leaves the company, eight months after Tesla bought the biggest U.S. residential solar panel maker.
June - Chris Lattner, vice president of autopilot leaves within six months of joining.
June - SolarCity founder Lyndon Rive leaves the electric vehicle maker.
May - Arnnon Geshuri, who led HR at Tesla for more than eight years, departs.
April - CFO Jason Wheeler leaves to pursue public policy projects; replaced by Deepak Ahuja, who served as CFO before Wheeler.
March - Mark Lipscomb, vice president of human resources, departs to join streaming service provider Netflix.
March - Satish Jeyachandran, director of hardware engineering, leaves after seven years with the company; later joins Waymo.
March - David Nister, vice president of autopilot vision, departs to join chipmaker Nvidia.
March - Klaus Grohmann ousted after a clash with Musk over the strategy at Grohmann's firm, which Tesla had acquired in November. Grohmann Engineering helped companies design highly automated factories.
January - JLM Energy says Ardes Johnson, who worked as director of sales at Tesla Energy, joins as a vice president.
January - Sterling Anderson, head of Tesla's autopilot system leaves company. Tesla later sues him for trying to recruit company engineers for his new venture while still with the company.
December - Mateo Jaramillo, vice president of Tesla Energy, leaves after seven years.
July - Rich Heley, vice president of product technology, departs to join Facebook.
May - Josh Ensign, vice president of manufacturing, leaves; joins startup Proterra as chief operating officer.
May - Greg Reichow, vice president of production, leaves as the company prepares to launch Model 3, and sharply ramp up production.
April - James Chen, vice president of regulatory affairs and deputy general counsel, leaves to join rival Faraday Future.
March - Ricardo Reyes, vice president of global communications, leaves.
March - Michael Zanoni, vice president of finance and worldwide controller, departs to join Amazon.
January - Chief Information Officer Jay Vijayan leaves Tesla to create his own startup.
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