- Founder and CEO of Redwood Materials
- Cofounder and 15-Year CTO of Tesla
Describe your journey to where you are today.
In 2000, built an electric Porsche 944 that earned the 240 V SC/B world electric vehicle racing record. Cofounder of Tesla and its “5th employee” in 2004. Chief Technology Officer (CTO) from 2004 until the middle of 2019.
At Tesla, oversaw the technical and engineering design of the vehicles and energy products. Responsible for new technology evaluation, research and development, technical diligence review of key vendors and partners, IP, and systems validation testing.
Founded Redwood Materials in 2017 to focus on battery recycling and e-waste recycling.
What does your company do, for who, and how does it fit into the bigger picture of solving global issues with clean tech?
Redwood Materials is leading the way into a more sustainable future in battery recycling and e-waste recycling.