Apple announced today that Craig Federighi, vice president of Mac Software Engineering, and Dan Riccio, vice president of Hardware Engineering, have been promoted to senior vice presidents, where they will report to Apple CEO Tim Cook and serve on Apple’s executive management team.
The company also announced that senior vice president of Hardware Engineering Bob Mansfield will stay on at Apple to “work on future products.”
Apple says Federighi will continue to lead development of Mac OS X and Apple’s common operating system engineering teams. Riccio will take Mansfield’s old post, as was announced in June when Apple said Mansfield was retiring, and head the Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod engineering teams.
Just two months ago it was reported that Mansfield would retire this summer. Now, the company says he will stay in an undefined role.
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.
Riccio has Mansfield’s old position, which was to work on future products and report to Tim Cook. So we’ll have to wait and see what Mansfield works on and how it differs from his previous position, but it seems like a win for Apple to retain a key executive, no matter what role he’s in.
I’ve reached out to Apple for comment and I’ll keep you posted.