Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced today the hire of Doug Field, vice president of product design since 2007 for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Field worked with Jony Ive, the renowned main designer behind the iPhone, iMac and iPod.
Field will work as vice president of Vehicle Programs for Tesla, having worked on the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac for Apple. He had previously worked as an engineer for the Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F).
“Doug's experience in both consumer electronics and traditional automotive makes him an important addition to our leadership team," Tesla CEO and Co-Founder Elon Musk said in a statement.
After working at Ford, Field also worked as chief technology officer for Segway, the electric, self-balancing scooter company. "Until Tesla came along, I had never seriously considered leaving Apple," Field said in a statement.
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