|Craig Federighi||Dan Riccio|
Apple announced Monday, that Craig Federihi and Dan Riccio have been promoted to Apple’s senior executive team, both receiving new senior vice president titles. Federihi will head Mac Software Engineering while Riccio will lead Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod engineering teams, filling in for Bob Mansfield.
The Cupertino-based company also announced, Mansfield will not be retiring as was announced earlier this year. Mansfield will stay on for the time being and will work on future projects reporting directly to CEO Tim Cook.
It is interesting to see Bob Mansfield have such a quick change of heart, less than two months after making the announcement. Looks like Tim Cook was able to convince Mansfield to stay on awhile longer.
Craig Federighi, Apple’s Vice President of Mac Software Engineering & Dan Riccio, Apple’s Vice President of Hardware Engineering Join Apple’s Executive Team as Senior Vice Presidents
CUPERTINO, California—August 27, 2012—Apple® today announced that Craig Federighi, Apple’s vice president of Mac Software Engineering, and Dan Riccio, Apple’s vice president of Hardware Engineering, have been promoted to senior vice presidents. Federighi and Riccio will report to Apple CEO Tim Cook and serve on Apple’s executive management team.
Apple also announced that Bob Mansfield, who announced his retirement in June, will remain at Apple. Mansfield will work on future products, reporting to Tim Cook.
As senior vice president of Mac Software Engineering, Federighi will continue to be responsible for the development of Mac OS® X and Apple’s common operating system engineering teams. Federighi worked at NeXT, followed by Apple, and then spent a decade at Ariba where he held several roles including vice president of Internet Services and chief technology officer. He returned to Apple in 2009 to lead Mac OS X engineering. Federighi holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Riccio, as senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, will lead the Mac®, iPhone®, iPad® and iPod® engineering teams. He has been instrumental in all of Apple’s iPad products since the first generation iPad. Riccio joined Apple in 1998 as vice president of Product Design and has been a key contributor to most of Apple’s hardware over his career. Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1986.
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.