It became known that Jerome Guillen, a veteran of Tesla and the head of the division of heavy trucks, left the company on June 3. He worked in Tesla for more than 10 years, during which for a long time headed the automotive unit, and also led MODEL S and TESLA SEMI manufacturing programs. The steering wheel of heavy trucks Gillan stood in March of this year.
«This is a huge and unexpected loss. The contribution of Jerome in Tesla will remain part of the company that will continue to attract new top managers, “the NEW STREET RESEARCH PIERRAGU commented on this question. Against this news, Tesla shares lost 0.8% in price. In total, the cost of securities of the manufacturer of electric vehicles decreased by about 14% throughout the year.
Gillan joined Tesla in 2010 as the head of the Model S production program, the revolutionary electric vehicle, which laid the foundation for the Tesla, which we know now, who managed to conquer the consumer market. In 2015, Gillen took a holiday for several months, and in 2016 he returned to the company to lead the production program of SEMI trucks. In 2018, he became the head of the TESLA automobile division.
After the care of Gillena, the company has three top manager, including the Director General of Ilona Mask (Elon Musk), the financial director of Zakhari Kirkhorn (Zachary Kirkhorn) and Senior Vice President Drew Baglino (Drew Baglino) responsible for the power units and energy. In the official statement Tesla thanked Gillena for his contribution to the development of the company and wished him further success.