Two Tesla manufacturing executives leave for a startup

Tesla is losing two long-term manufacturing executives who are teaming up at a new startup, which is apparently unrelated to Tesla’s business.

Charles Mwangi has been working at Tesla for more than 6 years.

Most recently, he was “Senior Engineering Director” accountable for body manufacturing and stamping at Tesla.

He recorded his responsibilities at the automaker on its LinkedIn profile:

Body Manufacturing Engineering

Body Equipment Controls and Maintenance Engineering

Stamping Manufacturing Engineering

Tesla Tool and Die (Wholly owned subsidiary)

Today, he reported that he was leaving the organization in a LinkedIn post:

“After slightly over 6 years, I have decided to leave Tesla. My time at Tesla has been one of the most enriching and fulfilling experiences in my life. I’ve had the privilege to work alongside the world’s most talented and resilient people, in pursuit of a worthy mission. To my Tesla colleagues. It is amazing how much progress we’ve made. It has been a grueling journey, but definitely one worth making. I will continue cheering you on from the sidelines. Your success is truly the World’s success.”

In a similar post, he reported that he was joining Shen Jackson, another longtime Tesla manufacturing executive, at a new startup:

“In my next journey, I am lucky enough to have found that same inspiration as the early days of Tesla but in a completely different industry. A world-changing human mission. Global scale. A team with a deep commitment to excellence. The Startup I am joining is still under the radar, but I couldn’t be more excited to be joining this team alongside my good friend Shen Jackson.”

Shen Jackson was among a group of Tesla executives who left the automaker a year ago.

Jackson spent 7 years at Tesla and most recently, he was “Director Of Manufacturing Engineering” before leaving in September.

There were a great deal of comings and goings at Tesla a year ago.

At the point when Tesla started a restructuring of the organization in June, it reportedly had around 40,000 workers.

At the time, the organization declared that it would lay off about 9% of its workforce, which would diminish the headcount to the mid-30,000s.

The automaker has since developed to 45,000 workers.

A few executives likewise left consistently, however the organization additionally employed a few new top executives and it advanced a few long-time execs in a top management restructuring in September.