Toledano comes from video-game producer Electronics Arts, where she spent 10 years as an executive. She replaces Arnnon Geshuri, who has led Tesla's HR department for more than eight years. It's unclear if Geshuri has left on his own accord, with Tesla simply stating "Arnnon will be taking a short break before moving on to a new endeavor."
Despite some of the reports, things have been improving at Tesla in the past few months. The reports are mostly from 2014 to 2016 and have been dismissed by Tesla as attempts by the United Auto Workers to "raise questions about safety at Tesla" to further make the case for unionizing Tesla's Fremont, Calif., factory.
According to Automotive News, after employee Jose Moran made his complaints public, a number of workers filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board, citing intimidation and surveillance from Tesla.