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Tesla Taps Amazon Executive to Take Over Its Energy Division

  • Sanjay Shah will be responsible for solar and storage products
  • He replaces Cal Lankton, who is leaving Tesla after five years
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Sanjay Shah is leaving Amazon.com Inc. to run Tesla Inc.’s energy division.

He joins Tesla as senior vice president of energy operations, responsible for deployment of solar and storage products, the company said in a blog post Thursday. Shah replaces Cal Lankton, who is leaving the company after five years, Tesla said in a separate email.