Jon Sobel gets hired by Tesla Motors

Posted on Thursday, 3 September 2009 , 05:09:01 byEmil

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Jon Sobel gets hired by Tesla Motors

Tesla American electric automaker is making important modifications these days in its corporate structure. After yesterday the firm made the announcement the John Walker, Ricardo Reyes addition, Tesla signed today Jon Sobel, media of SourceForge's group president now. Sobel will start 'sometimes in September' as board secretary and general counsel.

Elon Musk, Tesla Ceo stated for the press 'Jon really understands how to solve the challenges of a fast growing, international consumer technology company. His high tech background serves as a good complement to the auto industry expertise on the Tesla team, consistent with our strategy is to recruit outstanding talent from both industries. I particularly liked that he managed Slashdot, one of my favorite sites. Jon will provide invaluable counsel on complex issues at the nexus of law, finance, communications and public policy'.

With a long media career, Sobel, he worked as Yahoo top executive for 6 years. He joined later CBS becoming strategy-business development vice president, partner at law company Folger Levin & Kahn, in San Francisco.

Sobel said 'Tesla already serves as an industrywide example that an automaker can create a successful business model while being socially and environmentally responsible. I’m thrilled to be joining such an exciting company at the beginning of its rapid growth phase'.

Tesla announced in July it achieved profitability overall corporate, getting ready for starting the Model S production. These 3 all-new executives helps Tesla managing, promoting its upcoming business.