From Mark Gurman’s “Apple Loses Multiple Top Managers From Self-Driving Car Division” posted Wednesday on Bloomberg News:
Apple Inc. has lost multiple top managers of its self-driving car team in recent months, a sign of attrition at the division involved in what could become an important future product…
[There follow three examples of Apple engineers leaving to become, respectively, a chief engineer, a chief technology officer and a CEO.]
The iPhone maker has hundreds of engineers working on underlying self-driving car technology as well as groups of employees working on an actual vehicle, Bloomberg News has reported. Running the division is Doug Field, a former top vehicle engineer for Tesla Inc., along with a management team of fewer than a dozen executives. At least three members of that Apple car management team have departed this year.
Despite the recent departures, Apple has added notable names to the car team over the past few years, including former top Tesla executives in charge of drive systems and manufacturing engineering, car interiors and exteriors and self-driving software. The team also includes other car industry veterans and executives who have developed key Apple products.
My take: I imagine engineers with some Apple under their belt are in high demand. Sounds like these three guys got better offers.