This head of design at Tesla Motors previously held executive automobile design positions with Mazda, General Motors, and Volkswagen. He was in charge of developing a 2008 electrical car known as the Tesla Model S. Early in his profession, he played an integral role in the look from the Volkswagen New Beetle. He designed a concise sports vehicle, the Mazda Kabura, that was launched in 2006 in the UNITED STATES International Auto Display. He was created in Simsbury, Connecticut. He and Frank Stephenson both experienced successful professions as car designers.