Just six months after bolting Nissan for Tesla Motors, Simon Sproule is taking the top communications and marketing spot at Aston Martin where he will be reunited with Andy Palmer with whom he worked at Nissan.
Palmer was named CEO of Aston Martin last month and Sproule reported to him prior to leaving for Tesla. The two are reportedly close friends. Tesla declined to comment on the move, but Sproule confirmed it to multiple media outlets. Sproule, a Brit, will relocate from Palo Alto, California, to England for his new gig.
Sproule has spent more than two decades in public relations posts for Nissan, Ford and Jaguar. He spent more than a decade at Nissan finishing his tenure there as director of communications for Renault-Nissan. He also had a short stint as vice president of communications at Microsoft. (more…)