JB Straubel, a co-founder of Tesla, is returning to the board

Tesla co-founder JB Straubel, who left the organization a few years ago, is returning to Tesla as a board member.

Until he left Tesla in 2019 to start Redwood Materials, which is assisting in the creation of a North American battery supply chain, JB Straubel was a co-founder of the company and the company’s longtime chief technology officer.

Straubel, the company’s most well-known executive after Elon Musk, was widely credited with helping Tesla gain a technological advantage in the field of batteries and power electronics. It was a major misfortune for the organization when he decided to leave, yet presently we discover that he is returning – however in a non-executive role.

Tesla revealed in its SEC filing for its upcoming annual shareholder meeting that the head of Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund, Hiromichi Mizuno, will not be running for re-election on Tesla’s board and will instead be nominating Straubel.

During the annual shareholders meeting next month, Tesla shareholders will have the opportunity to vote on Straubel’s appointment to the board.

Even after Straubel left Tesla, Musk still had negative feelings toward nearly every other official co-founder (there are five in total), with the exception of Straubel.

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