Tesla formally publicizes Tom Zhu’s new place within the firm

Tesla formally introduced Tom Zhu’s new place within the firm in a latest SEC submitting. Below Govt Officers, Tom Zhu is listed as Tesla’s Senior Vice President of Automotive—a major function for the previous Giga Shanghai head. 

Tom Zhu has years of expertise and the data to meet his duties as Tesla’s Vice President of Automotive. He formally took up the mantle on April 2023. 

“Mr. Zhu joined Tesla in April 2014, and served in numerous operational roles earlier than being appointed as Vice President, Larger China, the place he led the development and operations of Gigafactory Shanghai. Mr. Zhu holds a bachelor’s diploma of commerce in data expertise from the Auckland College of Expertise and an M.B.A. from Duke College,” wrote Tesla in its SEC submitting. 

Zhu rapidly labored his approach up Tesla, beginning as the pinnacle of Tesla China when Gigafactory Shanghai was constructed. Below Zhu, Tesla’s Shanghai manufacturing facility steadily ramped up Mannequin 3 after which later Mannequin Y manufacturing. Tesla China elevated its revenue by over 100% in two consecutive years between 2019 and 2021

In July 2022, Zhu grew to become the highest government overseeing Tesla’s Asia Pacific operations. All of Tesla’s senior managers within the Asia Pacific area reported to Zhu on the time. The place was beforehand held by an government from america. 

By January 2023, Tesla gave Zhu a place in North America, main gross sales, service, and deliveries within the area. Quickly after, rumors unfold that Zhu would have a extra vital function at Tesla. 

Throughout 2023 Investor Day, Tom Zhu appeared beside Drew Baglino. He particularly talked about Tesla’s gigafactories and the way the corporate may make extra automobiles quicker. On the occasion, Zhu was launched as the pinnacle of North American gross sales, service, and deliveries.

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Tesla formally publicizes Tom Zhu’s new place within the firm