Tesla (TSLA) Taps Apple Reliability Exec to Head Team Ahead of Model 3 Launch

August 17, 2016 8:15 AM EDT

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Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) is said to have hired David Erhart as its Senior Director of Reliability and Test, according to Electrek.co.

Erhart was formerly Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) Director of Reliability Engineering, a role he held for three years before joining Tesla.

Reliability and Test is said to have seen a marked increase in staff this year, with the team now compromising about 40 members.

Erhart has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Berkeley.

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