Tesla Names VP of Heavy Responsibility Vans

Jerome Guillen has transitioned to a brand new position as president of Tesla’s heavy-accountability truck program.

{Photograph}: Jerome Guillen LinkedIn

Tesla launched Jerome Guillen, beforehand president of car, has transited to a brand new position as vp of heavy accountability vehicles to steer manufacturing of the Tesla Semi program and linked charging and servicing networks.

Guillen has a background in Class 8 product development and innovation. Between September 2020 and September 2007, Guillen served as standard supervisor of product development at Freightliner. From 2007 to November 2010, he turned as quickly as director and founding father of Daimler’s enterprise innovation division.

At closing, Guillen made the change to Tesla and to passenger autos, serving as performing VP of automobile engineering, director of Tesla’s Mannequin S program, VP of worldwide gross sales and service and VP of vehicles and capabilities, in response to his LinkedIn profile.

“As Tesla prepares to enter the extreme heavy vehicles market for the precept time, Mr. Guillen will now leverage his intensive background on this business to focal degree on and lead all capabilities of the Tesla Semi program,” Tesla officers launched in a SEC submitting.

The transition comes slightly of over a month because the agency’s 2020 fourth-quarters earnings identify, whereby Tesla Chief Govt Officer Elon Musk stated the Tesla Semi, a Class 8 battery-electrical tractor, had carried out its pre-production engineering work. Musk stated the Semi could maybe maybe be ready to move to market later this 12 months.

Then once more, the agency’s expressed that restricted functionality to collect battery cells could maybe maybe be in a peril, and that hasn’t been the precept setback for Class 8.

Earlier than the full lot, {the electrical} truck turned as quickly as launched to the business in 2017 and restore of residing to start up manufacturing in 2019. That date turned as quickly as pushed to 2020, and once more delayed to this 12 months.

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