Hardware Engineering Leadership Changes at Apple

Today Apple announced that its current Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering, Dan Riccio, will be transitioning into a new role as a “vice president of engineering”. Riccio will be reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Riccio will “transition to a new role focusing on a new project”. Apple has not specified what that project is, but I suspect we will see the results of that in the next few years.

Dan Riccio - Apple

Riccio states:

After 23 years of leading our Product Design or Hardware Engineering teams — culminating with our biggest and most ambitious product year ever — it’s the right time for a change. Next up, I’m looking forward to doing what I love most — focusing all my time and energy at Apple on creating something new and wonderful that I couldn’t be more excited about.

Taking over the role of Vice President of Hardware Engineering will be John Ternus. Ternus previously held the role of vice president of Hardware Engineering. He has held this title since 2013. While you may not recognize the names, it is likely that you have seen them, particularly John Ternus.

Ternus was seen throughout Apple’s November 10th, 2020 event which announced the Macs with Apple’s M1 architecture.

It will be interesting to see what project Riccio is working on and any of the new items that get released while Ternus heads the Hardware Engineering team. Time will tell how everything shakes out.

Source: Apple

Apple Promotes Deirdre O’Brien

Picture of Deidre O'Brien at Apple Park in Cupertino California.

Today Apple has announced that Deidre O’Brien has been named Senior Vice President of Retail + People. O’Brien has taken over for Angela Ahrendts joined Apple in early 2014. In that time she has been in charge of Apple’s Retail Stores. Angela Ahrendts plans to depart Apple in April for new personal and professional pursuits.

Deidre O’Brien’s role has been expanded. Her previous role was Vice President of People, and she will be continuing her existing role as well as taking over Retail.

Deirdre will bring her three decades of Apple experience to lead the company’s global retail reach, focused on the connection between the customer and the people and processes that serve them. She will continue to lead the People team, overseeing all People-related functions, including talent development and Apple University, recruiting, employee relations and experience, business partnership, benefits, compensation, and inclusion and diversity.

There are two things that I want to highlight. First, it is good to see Apple promoting from within. Additionally, it is definitely a plus to see that the person promoted is a woman. The latter is good to see because the ratio of men to women in senior positions within the technology sector is too often too high.

Source: Apple

Daily Run Down 05/12/2013: Evening Edition

Here is this evening’s Daily Run Down.

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WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT CHARLIE

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Total Number of stories: 52

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Daily Run Down 05/08/2013: Evening Edition

Here is this evening’s Daily Run Down.

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Total Number of stories: 100

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Daily Run Down 04/14/2013: Evening Edition

Here is this evening’s Daily Run Down.

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Total Number of stories: 83

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