Apple Announces A New VP Of Developer Relations In Advance Of WWDC

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Just in time for Mayis World Wide Developer Conference, Apple has announced the addition of a new vice president of Developer Relations. The company has hired Ron Okamoto from Adobe for the position. Mr. Okamotois history also includes time with Macromedia, another large Mac developer. Mr. Okamoto replaces Apple veteran Clent Richardson, who left Apple in late March to work for One 2 One, a UK cellular communications company. Mr. Richardson left Apple directly following the successful Mac OS X roll out. According to Apple:

Apple® today announced that Ron Okamoto has joined Apple as vice president of Developer Relations, reporting to Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

"We are thrilled to have Ron leading our developer relations team," said Steve Jobs, Appleis CEO. "Ronis firsthand experience at two successful Mac developers will help Apple to become an even better partner for our third party developers."

Okamoto was previously vice president of Product Management and Marketing for graphics products at Adobe Systems, where he was responsible for the worldwide marketing and management of many award-winning products including Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects. Prior to joining Adobe, Okamoto was director of Product Marketing at Macromedia, Inc. Okamoto holds a bachelors of science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

You can find more information, including registration info, at Appleis WWDC 2001 Web site.

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