Energy Jobs: Tesla Loses Its Director of Battery Technology. Plus, Microsoft, National Grid, and DOE

Aug 02, 2017 - Greentech Media
Board and Executive Moves

Tesla is experiencing a bit of executive whiplash. Less than a week after Elon Musk delivered the first Model 3 vehicles to customers, Tesla's director of battery technology, Kurt Kelty, stepped down. He'd been at the company since 2006.

Before Tesla, Kelty worked in Panasonic's battery R&D lab. He was instrumental in developing battery manufacturing plans for the Gigafactory and executing Tesla's partnership with Panasonic.

This is one of roughly two dozen executive ...