Tesla hires new SVP of Energy Operations and new VP of Tesla Europe

Tesla hires new SVP of Energy Operations and new VP of Tesla Europe

US electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has announced via an official blog post that it has hired two new top-rung executives --- a new Energy Operations chief who has been hired from Amazon; and a new Tesla Europe chief who has been hired from BMW.

According to the announcement, Tesla’s new Senior Vice President of Energy Operations is Sanjay Shah, who has over 20 years of experience in operations, manufacturing, supply chain and engineering. Shah will shoulder the responsibility of worldwide deployment and operations of Tesla’s energy products, which include Solar, Powerwall and Powerpack.

Tesla Motors has revealed that Shah is a former Amazon executive, who was working as the Vice President of North American Fulfillment Centers before leaving Amazon to join Tesla. Shah will take over the charge from long-time company executive Cal Lankton, who most recently spearheaded the Tesla Energy division.

About the other new executive, Tesla said in its blog-post announcement that Jan Oehmicke is joining the company as the Vice President of Tesla Europe. Oehmicke, who has had a stint of more than 18 years at BMW, will join Tesla Motors Europe in July.

Revealing that Oehmicke has lived and worked around the world, Tesla said that the executive will manage Tesla’s finance, sales and operations for the greater Europe region.