Tesla Motors Hires Ricardo Reyes For VP Of Communications

Posted Aug 31, 2009

Tesla Motors has a new VP of Communications and he comes from Google subsidiary YouTube.  Reyes was the Director of Communications at the video website service before joining Tesla.  Reyes will be starting in mid-September.

Before working at YouTube, Reyes worked in D.C. for projects involving public policy and communications.  Reyes also spent two years working at Bracewell and Giullani LLC.

?Ricardo has deep expertise in both the public and private sectors in managing complex communication issues. He has a well earned reputation for being forthright, possessing a nuanced understanding of the facts and adapting quickly to a rapidly changing landscape, making Ricardo the perfect person for a fast-paced, high-profile company like ours,? stated Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a press release. ?This is further evidence that Tesla is aggressively recruiting from both Silicon Valley and the traditional automotive industry to build the best possible team.?

Earlier this month, Tesla announced that they were profitable and they raised $465 million from the Department of Energy in late June.  Daimler owns about 10% of Tesla.