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:

LinkedIN Blankenship's LinkedIn Profile says he's out at Tesla. Photo: IBTimes

His new job title? “Director of Smiles for the Blankenship Family."

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George Blankenship speaks at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Jan. 15, 2013. Photo: Reuters

But he’s still listed on the company’s website:



Tesla VP Blankenship is still listed on the company's website. Photo: IBTimes

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.

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