Tesla reported third-quarter earnings Tuesday and held a conference call after markets closed.
CEO Elon Musk made a big announcement: The company has named a new CFO, Jason Wheeler, who was vice president of finance and has been talked about as a successor to Google's outgoing CFO, Patrick Pichette.
As it turns out, after 13 years at Google, Wheeler will now take over from Tesla CFO Deepak Ahuja, who announced earlier this year that he would retire.
Musk described Wheeler as a "supersmart guy" and a "great cultural fit with company."
Musk added that Ahuja and Wheeler would work together for the remainder of the year to make for a smooth transition. He officially starts November 30.
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