Tesla names CEO ahead of electric Roadster launch

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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Tesla Motors named a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur and car enthusiast as its new chief executive on Wednesday as the company starts production next quarter of the all-electric Roadster sports car. Ze'ev Drori will become CEO effective Dec. 3, said Tesla Chairman Elon Musk, the founder of PayPal who is one of the start-up's main investors. Drori founded a pioneering Silicon Valley semiconductor chip maker called Monolithic Memories in 1969 and then ...

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