The company Tesla has hired Niten Kapadia, the head of a large branch of the Apple Store in Los Angeles. Kapadia worked for Apple for the past 13 years, seven of which he led the region’s largest store on the Third street Promenade in Santa Monica.
On his resignation a top-the Manager wrote on Friday on his page on LinkedIn. “I’m leaving Apple to start something new. Today is my last day of work at Apple,” he said. According to media reports, Kapadia will open a network of showrooms Tesla in Los Angeles County.
“During the opening speech at Stanford, Steve jobs gave the advice “always listen to that according to your heart and intuition. Somehow they already know who you want to be. Everything else is secondary”. Getting an MBA at the University of California in Los Angeles, I decided to follow his advice: go where my heart tells and foresight – towards a new adventure,” explained the top Manager.
Tesla is not the first time seen in the recruitment of Apple employees. In 2010 the company moved George Blankenship, former Vice President of real estate at Apple. In 2013, Elon Musk said that the development of electric car Model E will do a new employee Doug field who oversaw the development of Mac computers. In 2015, Tesla hired engineer Annie Hill, who in the period from September 2011 to January 2015 he was responsible for the architecture of buildings Apple Store in Europe.
Tesla Motors – the flesh of Silicon valley. In its activities the company pays to the development of high technology, not less attention, than the actual production. Just look at the Model S electric car – a mere gadget on wheels, the center console is reminiscent of escortlady iPad. It is not surprising that Tesla attracts to its leadership, people familiar with the automotive industry, and with the world of IT.
In the past there were rumors that Apple might buy Tesla. According to some reports, Apple is developing its own electric car. As a result of a transaction Apple will be able to access all of the technologies Tesla, in particular, to the production of batteries.