Apple’s Bertrand Serlet Leaving the Company

Apple senior vice president of Mac Software Engineering Bertrand Serlet is leaving the company after working with Steve Jobs for over 20 years.

Bertrand Serlet leaving Apple

“I’ve worked with Steve for 22 years and have had an incredible time developing products at both NeXT and Apple, but at this point, I want to focus less on products and more on science,” Mr. Serlet said in a statement.

Prior to his time working with Mr. Jobs at NeXT, he worked at Xerox PARC.

Mr. Serlet will be replaced by the current vice president of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, who has been responsible for guiding the development of Mac OS X and leading the Mac OS software engineering group.

Like Mr. Serlet, Mr. Federighi worked at NeXT along with Mr. Jobs and then transitioned into Apple when the company was purchased. He left Apple temporarily to work at Ariba where he served as vice president of Interent Services and chief technology officer.

Apple didn’t say how soon Mr. Serlet will be leaving.