Just yesterday we were hearing the news that Chris Lattner, Swift’s project manager at Apple, was leaving the company. We later learned that the place he was going to was no less than the Tesla automobile company. However, it seems that is not the only one to leave Apple for Tesla .
According to 9to5mac, the designer of Apple Mat Casebolt (who designed the original MacBook air, the Mac Pro and the TouchBar for the new MacBook pro among other things), also left the company to join Tesla as Director Engineering, Closures & Mechanisms. A position from which to lead Tesla’s automotive design.
For the past two and a half years, Casebolt has been developing the MacBook Pro , including its TouchBar on new models. Before that, he was working on the cylindrical design of the Mac Pro and even the first-generation MacBook Air, a design icon.
We’ll see where it all leads, but headhunting among technology companies is commonplace. It’s not so common for so many to go from one company to another all at once. Tesla is a booming company with a very promising future, between that and a good check, it is more than enough to convince even someone who works at Apple .