Tesla Motors Head Of Retail George Blankenship Is 'Done With Tesla' And Focusing On His Family

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

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.

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

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

Tesla VP Blankenship is 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.


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