San Francisco — Outside Tesla Jerome Guillen is hardly a household name. But to some of the earliest, die-hard customers who bought Tesla’s first Model S sedans, a fixer is getting the promotion he deserves, and CEO Elon Musk is getting help he desperately needs. And, in other good news for Musk, SpaceX has reported a successful satellite launch for Telesat. This is the 16th mission of 2018, marking two years of uninterrupted achievements, a bright spot in an otherwise tumultuous few months for Musk. On Friday, Musk announced that Guillen, the brains behind the Model 3 assembly line which was built — against all odds — under a tent outside Tesla’s car factory, had been elevated to the new position of automotive president. The cobbled-together line was instrumental to the company finally delivering on a production target this summer — a feat that faded from the headlines largely due to Musk’s questionable antics. Almost a month to the day after publicly starting a short-lived effort ...

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