Director of Engineering Applications, Tesla
Paul joined Tesla Motors in 2006 with the purpose of defining and implementing a CAD and data management strategy for the company. Since then, he has worked to deliver tools and methodologies to streamline and innovate the product development process through concept creation, engineering, manufacturing and service. Prior to joining Tesla Motors, Paul had over 10 years of experience in the automotive and high tech domains working for large companies to small startups. His primary focus has been to enable engineering innovation and process improvement through technology advances. Paul holds bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. His doctoral research focused on the creation of design methodologies using grammars coupled with numerical optimization. He lives in Menlo Park, CA with his wife and son.