Tesla names Apple exec Doug Field as head of new vehicle development

Article by Anita Panait, on October 25, 2013

Tesla Motors has appointed Doug Field as the vice president of vehicle programs, making him "responsible for driving development of new vehicles." Prior to Tesla, Field was vice president of Mac hardware engineering at Apple Inc., in charge of development of several Apple products, including the latest MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac, Tesla said in a statement.

Field was also a former engineer at Ford. Field remarked that until Tesla, he had never seriously considered leaving Apple. He said that he started his career “with the goal of creating incredible cars,” but left the auto industry “in search of fast-paced, exciting engineering challenges elsewhere."

He said that since Tesla is the first high tech auto company in modern history, the carmaker presents an opportunity for him to “pursue the dream of building the best cars in the world” while being part of one of the most innovative companies in Silicon Valley.

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk highlighted the importance of Field's experience in consumer electronics and automobiles. He said that Field has demonstrated the leadership and technical talent “to develop and deliver outstanding products.”

He noted that Tesla's future depends on engineers who can “create the most innovative, technologically advanced vehicles in the world,” making Field an important addition to the carmaker’s leadership team.

Topics: tesla, apple

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Mazda seems too far ahead in Safety technology for having four of its vehicles chosen as the safest on the road. Very recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has...
by - June 22, 2017
The automotive world is intensely competitive given the growing number of players, but the British car manufacturer is adamantly holding on to its spot. The 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake, priced...
by - June 22, 2017
Audi’s all-electric supercar, the R8 e-tron, had been discontinued last October after being in the market for under two years. The electric vehicle was then exclusive to the European market...
by - June 22, 2017
Dodge has made it clear to everyone, including its potential buyers, that the Challenger SRT Demon is a street-legal drag car - that it is unlike any of your ordinary...
by - June 22, 2017
After a number of failed attempts, Tesla finally gets an Arizona dealership license by winning a court battle that allows them to sell directly to consumers. The automotive dealer license...
by - June 22, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries