Last month, Apple had announced in a press release that the company’s Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering Bob Mansfield is retiring. Today, Apple has announced that engineering vice presidents Craig Federighi and Dan Riccio will be joining the company’s senior executive team, They both will receive promotions to the Senior Vice President level.
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.
With the new promotions, both engineering vice presidents will report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook and will serve on the company’s executive management team. As senior vice president of Mac Software Engineering, Federighi is responsible for Mac OS X development. Riccio, as senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, will handle the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod engineering teams.
In addition, Apple has also announced that Bob Mansfield will continue to work with the company on new products and will report directly to CEO Tim Cook.