Apple today announced that Craig Federighi, currently Apple’s VP of Mac Software Engineering, has been promoted to a Senior VP. Concurrently, Dan Riccio, Apple’s VP of Hardware Engineering, has also been promoted to a Senior VP and the two of them will now join the ranks of Apple’s vaunted executive team and will report directly to CEO Tim Cook.
Interestingly, Apple also announced that Bob Mansfield, who previously announced his retirement in June, will be staying at Apple after all.
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.