Energy Jobs: Tesla Loses Its Director of Battery Technology. Plus, Microsoft, National Grid and DOE

By [email protected] Tesla is experiencing a bit of executive whiplash. Less than a week after Elon Musk delivered the first Model 3 vehicles to customers, Tesla’s Director of Battery Technology, Kurt Kelty, stepped down. He’d been at the company since 2006.

Before Tesla, Kelty worked in Panasonic’s battery R&D lab. He was instrumental in developing battery manufacturing plans for the Gigafactory and executing Tesla’s partnership with Panasonic.

This is one of roughly two dozen executive departures in recent months, according to a Bloomberg tally. That includes Mateo Jaramillo, the executive who built Tesla’s stationary storage business. The turnover comes as Tesla seeks to ramp

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