Tesla's Vice President of Engineering, Steve MacManus, Has Left the Company

In the middle of the end-of-quarter rush to create more Tesla cars, the VP of Engineering has up and left Tesla.

The Vice-President of interior and exterior engineering of Tesla cars, Steve MacManus, has left the American electric automotive company. 

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Little to nothing has officially been disclosed, but one thing is clear, Steve MacManus no longer works at Tesla. 

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No known information about where MacManus will work moving forward has been commented on publicly, nor has there been any information as to why he has left. 

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Email account no longer operating

MacManus himself has yet to make any comments on the matter, but an email sent to his account bounced back with an auto-response stating he no longer worked at Tesla. 

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MacManus' departure comes in the middle of a flurry of other top executives leaving the car company during the end-of-quarter rush. Peter Hochholdinger, senior production manager, left last week to work for a competitor, and Jan Oehmicke, head of European operations left on Tuesday as well. 

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The past year has seen other top positions leave Tesla. 

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Tesla's Vice President of Engineering, Steve MacManus, Has Left the Company
Steve MacManus' LinkedIn profile. Source: LinkedIn

This change in engineering hands at the company creates a continuous change in strategy. MacManus had only been in the position since March, taking over from Michael Schwekutsch who left the company and the position at that time. 

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This will add delays in Tesla developments. Musk has been rearing to create a Tesla pickup truck and semi-truck, but without a VP of Engineering, this project may have to sit on the backburner for a little while. 

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Knowing Musk, though, matters turn around quickly in his innovative and fast-paced company.

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