Tesla Gigafactory: Elon Musk Fires Next Manager at Grünheide

Elon Musk bei einem Kontrollbesuch auf der Baustelle in Grünheide.

Elon Musk on a control visit to the construction site in Grunheide.

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  • As is well known, problems arose at the construction site of Tesla’s Gigafactory in Grunheide. This is one of the reasons why the start of production at the Brandenburg location had to be postponed for half a year.
  • When Elon Musk visits a construction site with high visibility, the responsible managers are fired. Project manager Ivan Horetsky was already hit in October 2020.
  • In mid-May, the Tesla boss was again on a flight trip. according to information “Automobile Week” Assembly manager Marcel Jost sacked. The manager previously worked for Daimler.

Whenever Tesla boss Elon Musk visits the new Gigafactory in Grunheide, Brandenburg, it always attracts a lot of conversation and a lot of media attention.

The electric car maker still needs thousands of workers for its production facility, which is getting delayed, which is why interviews are in full swing. In the management floor of the plant south of Berlin, however, inspection visits are also likely to cause concern. Musk also dismisses managers who have fallen out of favor on occasion.

Project manager started

Last autumn he personally fired Ivan Horetsky, the plant’s project manager. The main reason for this was the many problems that had occurred and the construction was delayed due to them. This was one of the reasons the carmaker had to postpone the start of production at its European plant by six months to January 2022. According to reports, Horetsky was not under pressure. Business Insider was back then Reported.

Marcel Jost came from Daimler

according to information automobile week Another person in charge was sacked during the last flight in mid-May. This time Marcel Jost is said to have caught it. The plant’s assembly manager switched from Daimler to Tesla only in March last year and initially held the position of senior quality manager at Grunheide. It is not yet known who will be his successor. At Daimler, Jost was most recently “head of safety and environmental management”.

A large proportion of the engineers and developers at Grünheide previously worked for the Stuttgart carmaker. The Brandenburg Daimler Plant in Ludwigsfeld is not far from the new factory. In addition, the Swabian group is currently offering 10,000 jobs worldwide, and in some cases generous severance pay. The US automaker’s recruitment drive comes in handy for many of those affected.

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