Date: Thursday, January 7th, 2016, 08:31
The position that Apple CEO Tim Cook once held has been filled.
On December 17th, Apple announced that Jeff Williams was named the new Chief Operating Officer.
Williams joined Apple in 1998 as head of worldwide procurement and in 2004 he was named vice president of Operations. Since 2010 he has overseen Apple’s entire supply chain, service and support, and the social responsibility initiatives.
Per Apple, Williams also played a key role into the mobile market with the launch of the iPhone and continues to supervise development of the Apple Watch.
“We are fortunate to have incredible depth and breadth of talent across Apple’s executive team. As we come to the end of the year, we’re recognizing the contributions already being made by two key executives,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Jeff is hands-down the best operations executive I’ve ever worked with, and Johny’s team delivers world-class silicon designs which enable new innovations in our products year after year.”
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.