During Tesla’s latest conference call for its quarterly financial results, CEO Elon Musk was teasing a new and important hire for the automaker’s manufacturing executive team. Today, the company confirmed the hire of Peter Hochholdinger, Audi’s Senior Director of Production behind the manufacturing programs of the A4, A5 and Q5 vehicles.

Hochholdinger joins Tesla as VP of Vehicle Production and he will be responsible for continuing to “increase and improve Model S and X production”, and for the Model 3 production program. expand full story