The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Apple Promotes Two Executives and Updates Company Profiles

Apple Promotes Two Executives and Updates Company Profiles

by , 2:20 PM EDT, June 6th, 2008

Apple's Scott Forstall has been promoted to Senior Vice President of iPhone Software and Bob Mansfield has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Mac Hardware Engineering. Apple's Executive Profile page has been updated.


Scott Forstall

"Reporting directly to the CEO, Forstall leads the team responsible for delivering the software at the heart of Apple's revolutionary iPhone including the user interface, applications, frameworks and the operating system," according to the bio.

Apple said that Mr. Forstall joined Apple in 1997 and is one of the original architects of Mac OS X and has been responsible for several releases of Mac OS X, notably the recent releae of Leopard. Mr. Forstall is one of the engineers that Mr. Jobs hired at NeXT and brought to Apple.


Bob Mansfield

"Bob Mansfield is senior vice president of Macintosh Hardware Engineering reporting to Tim Cook, Apple's chief operating officer. Mansfield joined Apple in 1999 and oversees the team that has delivered dozens of breakthrough Mac products including the MacBook Air and the all-in-one iMac line," Apple's bio said.

Before joining Apple in 1999, Mr. Mansfield was a senior director at SGI and responsible for the development of various microprocessor designs.

The promotions and the filling out of the executive team at Apple are indications not only of the success and contributions of these individuals but also of Apple's expanding product line, growth, and need for additional senior management to guide the company into the future,

Recent TMO Headlines - Updated August 17th

Fri, 6:25 PM
How the iMac Saved Apple and May Yet Live Forever
Fri, 6:21 PM
Word Processors vs. Writing
Fri, 3:26 PM
News+: Project Catalyst and the Future of the Mac
Fri, 3:18 PM
'Telling Lies' Game Available for Preorder at $6.99
Fri, 3:11 PM
Police Say an App Called 'What3words' Can Save Lives
Fri, 1:54 PM
iOS 13: How to Block Email From Certain People
Fri, 1:35 PM
Apple's Job Footprint, EU Tax Case – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-16
Fri, 1:15 PM
WOM Adjustable Tabletop Standing Desk Converter: $115
Fri, 12:44 PM
AI Tech Like Neuralink Could be 'Suicide For the Human Mind'
Fri, 11:40 AM
YouTube Changes Music Copyright Enforcement to Help Video Creators
Fri, 11:05 AM
Pokémon Masters Has 5 Million Pre-Orders Already
Fri, 10:34 AM
EU vs Apple Irish Tax Case Heading to Court
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!