George Blankenship, the 60-year-old mastermind of Apple’s retail brand who was plucked from Microsoft to join Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) in July 2010, says he’s “done at Tesla,” according to his LinkedIn profile:
His new job title? “Director of Smiles for the Blankenship Family."
But he’s still listed on the company’s website:
Tesla’s stock has rebounded slightly, to $121.39 in Thursday trades, after more than a month of being pummeled as the company’s bubble burst.
One month: Down 30 percent. Three months: Down 18 percent. Six months: Up 39 percent. Year-to-date: Up 258 percent.