Apple announced two executive promotions today, and one executive retention. Despite having previously announced his retirement, it was revealed today that Apple’s Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering, Bob Mansfield, is staying on at the company. He will continue to work on “future products”, reporting directly to CEO Tim Cook.
In addition, two promotions have been announced, which will see Dan Riccio, VP of hardware engineering, and Craig Federighi, VP of Mac software engineering, join the company’s executive management team. In an interesting move, Riccio has been promoted to SVP of Hardware Engineering, the same title that Bob Mansfield still holds according to Apple’s Leadership page. It remains unclear whether Mansfield will be assigned a new role, or if both executives will hold the same title, and if so, what the division of power will be. Craig Federighi has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Mac Software Engineering, and he will continue to oversee development of OS X.
See Apple’s full press release announcing the executive shuffle below.
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.