With the release of the Tesla Semi on the horizon, the automaker has lost their President, Heavy Trucking Jerome Guillen.
Tesla announced Guillen’s departure in a Form 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published today. According to the filing, Guillen left his position on Thursday, June 3 2021. Tesla thanked him for his contributions to the company (h/t: @SawyerMerritt).
“As of June 3, 2021, Jerome Guillen, President, Tesla Heavy Trucking, of Tesla, Inc. (“Tesla”), departed Tesla. We thank him for his many contributions and wish him well in his future career.”
The departure comes just a few short months after his transition to President Heavy Trucking on March 11. The change from his previous role as President, Automotive was seen as a positive one that showed Tesla’s commitment to its Semi and trucking business over the coming years.
Guillen first joined Tesla in 2010 as the Model S program director, a position he held for three years before becoming a vice president with the automaker. Over the years Guillen has been seen as instrumental in a number of important programs at Tesla, including during the company’s early years of its retail expansion.
In the years since he has become second in command to CEO Elon Musk, holding such positions as VP of Worldwide Sales & Service and the formerly titled Trucks and Programs.
It is unknown at this time if Guillen left Tesla for another a position another company. His LinkedIn profile still lists his current position as being at Tesla. We also do not know if a replacement for Guillen’s position has been selected.
This is a developing story, stay tuned for updates…