Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk late Friday announced in to employees a company reorganization, promoting Jerome Guillen, an 8-year Tesla veteran previously involved with the company‘s planned electric Semi freight truck, to president of automotive, reporting directly to himself. Guillen, a former Daimler AG executive, had also served as vice president of sales and service. Other promotions included Kevin Kassekert as VP of human resources and facilities, or People and Places in Tesla‘s parlance, and Chris Lister as Gigafactory VP. The shakeup comes on a day that following news that Tesla‘s top accountant quit after less than a month on the job and the company‘s HR director was not returning from a leave of absence, as well as the fallout from Musk appearing to smoke a joint during a filmed interview. "We are about to have the most amazing quarter in our history, building and delivering more than twice as many cars as we did last quarter. For a while, there will be a lot of fuss and noise in the media. Just ignore them," Musk wrote. Tesla shares closed at a five-month low on Friday and rose 0.7% in the extended session.
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