Craig Federighi and Dan Riccio Named Senior Executives, Bob Mansfield to Remain at Apple

Apple today announced that Craig Federighi and Dan Riccio will be joining the company's senior executive team, receiving promotions to the Senior Vice President level.

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Craig Federighi (left) and Dan Riccio (right)

Federighi succeeded Bertrand Serlet as head of Mac Software Engineering in early 2011, but was not elevated to the senior executive team at that time. Riccio is currently transitioning to lead Hardware Engineering as Bob Mansfield steps down.

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 has also announced that Mansfield will remain with the company rather than retiring as previously announced, staying on to "work on future products" and reporting directly to CEO Tim Cook.

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Sky Blue Avatar
108 months ago
Hair Force One
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nerfjames Avatar
108 months ago
someone tell craig....

the 80's just FaceTime'd, they want their hair back.
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studio¹³¹ Avatar
108 months ago

The dude on the right looks like Kramer from Seinfeld..........


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ILikeTurtles Avatar
108 months ago

lol at their fake hairweave


That's not very nice. Post your photo here and let us all critique your appearance.
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mbrannon47 Avatar
108 months ago

...the guy who killed Mozart!


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Blackberryroid Avatar
108 months ago
It must be really weird to retire and then take it back.
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