Beyond Meat, Inc. (BYND) said Thursday it has hired Sanjay Shah, formerly senior vice president of energy operations at Tesla Inc. (TSLA - Get Report) as its chief operations officer.

Shah was at Tesla for just over a year. The electric automaker has seen high turnover in its executive ranks as it has ramped production of its Model 3 and begun construction of a huge new production plant in China.

Shah previously oversaw fulfillment operations at Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN - Get Report) . He also has prior experience at MFG.com and Dell.

Shares of Beyond Meat rose 93 cents, or 0.6% to $154.92 Thursday.

Shares of Tesla rose $3.11, or 1.3%, to $246.60.

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