Ex-Tesla executive sells $181.5M in shares, according to filing

Former Tesla executive Drew Baglino has recently made a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicating that he has sold off several of his shares in the company. This marks the third time this year that Baglino, formerly the Senior Vice President of Powertrain and Energy Engineering, has exercised his stock options, having previously sold just under $4 million in Tesla shares. In response to the news, Baglino mentioned that he currently has no concrete plans for his post-Tesla endeavors, except for intending to spend more time with his family. He expressed that he struggles to stay still for extended periods and clarified that his decision to leave Tesla after 18 years was a challenging one.

Tesla executives have cited the necessity of layoffs to help the company prepare for the next phase of growth and to address redundancies. Elon Musk spoke about the need for organizational efficiency during a recent earnings call, highlighting the company’s efforts to reorganize for its future growth. Overall, these developments reflect the ongoing changes and strategic shifts within Tesla and the personal transitions of its key executives.

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