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It has taken about six weeks but Tesla (TSLA) - Get Tesla Inc Report  officially has promoted Zachary Kirkhorn to be its new chief financial officer following the retirement of Deepak Ahuja in late January. 

Kirkhorn, 34, joined Tesla in March 2010, serving in various roles in the company's finance department, including vice president of finance, financial planning and business operations since December 2018. 

Kirkhorn has been expected to take over the job since Ahuja's departure, but the company made his promotion official on Thursday. Tesla also named Vaibhav Taneja, 41, as the company's chief accounting officer in an 8-K filing Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

Ahuja first retired from Tesla in 2015 after a seven-year run. He was replaced by former Google CFO Jason Wheeler, who left the company in 2017. 

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Wheeler's departure prompted Ahuja to cut his retirement short and rejoin the company. 

In separate Tesla news, the electric vehicle maker is scheduled to unveil its new Model Y compact SUV at 11 p.m. ET at its design studio in Los Angeles. 

There will be a live stream of the unveiling.

Tesla shares were rising more than 1% in trading after the stock rose nearly 2% in Wednesday's session. 

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