Tesla Poached a Top Apple Engineer For Developing New Cars

Tesla Poached a Top Apple Engineer For Developing New CarsImage via Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors has hired Doug Field to be the new Vice President of Vehicle Programs. Field was previously working for Apple as the Vice President of Mac Hardware Engineering, and worked for Ford before that. He's responsible for the most recent Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, and iMac. 

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk said of Field "Doug has demonstrated the leadership and technical talent to develop and deliver outstanding products, including what are widely considered the best computers in the world. Tesla's future depends on engineers who can create the most innovative, technologically advanced vehicles in the world. Doug's experience in both consumer electronics and traditional automotive makes him an important addition to our leadership team."

Field said he never considered leaving Apple until he saw what Tesla Motors was doing. 

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[via Tesla Motors

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