Apple Adds New SVP of Hardware Engineering John Ternus to Leadership Site

Apple today updated its dedicated leadership website to add a profile for John Ternus, reflecting his new role as Apple's Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering.

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Apple in January announced that former Hardware Engineering SVP Dan Riccio was transitioning to a new role to focus on an unspecified project, and that Ternus would take over.

Riccio has been removed from the executive page as he's now a vice president of engineering, and while Apple has not said what he's working on, Bloomberg recently said that he is focusing on Apple's AR/VR headsets.

John Ternus initially joined Apple as part of the Product Design team in 2001, and has been a vice president of Hardware Engineering since 2013. From his biography on the leadership page:

John Ternus is Apple's senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. John leads all hardware engineering, including the teams behind iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods, and more.

John joined Apple's Product Design team in 2001 and has been a vice president of Hardware Engineering since 2013. Throughout his tenure at Apple, John has overseen hardware engineering work on a variety of groundbreaking products including every generation and model of iPad, the latest iPhone lineup, and AirPods. He has been a key leader in the ongoing transition of the Mac to Apple silicon.

Prior to Apple, John worked as a mechanical engineer at Virtual Research Systems. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Apple CEO Tim Cook in January said that Ternus' "deep expertise and wide breadth of experience" would make him a "bold and visionary leader" of Apple's Hardware Engineering teams.

Top Rated Comments

CJ Dorschel Avatar
11 months ago
He did a good job working on the 2019 Mac Pro and was great with the Keynote. He and Federighi should do more presentations with more new blood and leave Cook, etc on the sidelines.

Here’s hoping he brings more vision to the Mac.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Naraxus Avatar
11 months ago

Looks like Eddy Cue is #3 in charge.
Cue should be shown the door
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
technole Avatar
11 months ago

He did a good job working on the 2019 Mac Pro and was great with the Keynote. He and Federighi should do more presentations with more new blood and leave Cook, etc on the sidelines.

Here’s hoping he brings more vision to the Mac.
$999 monitor stand was his best audience response.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chytin Avatar
11 months ago
Next to be removed: Phil Schiller. He only brings coffee and smoothies to Tim Cook these days.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
technole Avatar
11 months ago

I would say Cook has always been on the sidelines relative to Jobs. I’m sure Cook knows he will never match the presence of Jobs, and I’m also sure he doesn’t want to — so he sets up the show and passes off to others.

I do prefer quality over quantity though, so I wish they stick with Fed, Ternus, and Joz. I like listening to Srouji too. The executive team looks pretty solid throughout.
Jeff Williams is good, calm presence but also knowledgeable.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CJ Dorschel Avatar
11 months ago

$999 monitor stand was his best audience response.
I remember the audience (and my) gasp. i’m still shocked.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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