Two key Tesla executives are leaving the company, despite the looming launch of its new mass-market car and SUV.
Greg Reichow, the electric carmaker's vice president of production, will take a leave of absence after his successor is found, Tesla told CNBC. Reichow, who was expected to lead the manufacturing of the Model 3 vehicle, will get a "well-earned break," the company said.
"Greg and the team deserve a lot of credit for building an all-new manufacturing organization from the ground up and for making Model S and Model X a reality," CEO Elon Musk said in a statement. "We're confident that with the strength of the team, high-quality manufacturing at Tesla will continue."