Craig Federighi and Dan Riccio Named Senior Executives, Bob Mansfield to Remain at Apple


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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Apple today announced that Craig Federighi and Dan Riccio will be joining the company's senior executive team, receiving promotions to the Senior Vice President level.

Craig Federighi (left) and Dan Riccio (right)
Federighi succeeded Bertrand Serlet as head of Mac Software Engineering in early 2011, but was not elevated to the senior executive team at that time. Riccio is currently transitioning to lead Hardware Engineering as Bob Mansfield steps down.
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.
Apple has also announced that Mansfield will remain with the company rather than retiring as previously announced, staying on to "work on future products" and reporting directly to CEO Tim Cook.

Article Link: Craig Federighi and Dan Riccio Named Senior Executives, Bob Mansfield to Remain at Apple


macrumors 603
Oct 29, 2007
Riccio's degree is in mechanical engineering, so it seems highly unlikely Mansfield's and his day-to-day duties would have been the exact same. Honestly, sounds like Mansfield wanted out of overseeing so many people to have a more focused responsibility within the company, and Tim must have been eager to bow to the demand to keep him on.


macrumors 604
Oct 5, 2008
I can't stop looking at their hair. :eek:

And he retired, then came back, lol. Awkward moment.

Small White Car

macrumors G4
Aug 29, 2006
Washington DC
I'm not saying the 'Apple Television' is real. I'm just saying that if it IS real you'd put someone you already trusted in charge of it AND you wouldn't be able to announce that which would lead to weird nonsensical news stories like "Senior exec. leaves job but stays with company and reports to CEO."

Something like that.


macrumors member
Sep 24, 2011
"Mansfield will work on future products, reporting to Tim Cook."


Wait a second...Dan Riccio...turtleneck!


macrumors Core
Nov 14, 2011
Those are weird photos. But at least Jony Ive isn't the only one not smiling anymore. :p


macrumors 68040
Oct 25, 2004
Keeping Mansfield is very good.
I guess he wanted out of the day-to-day grind and Apple was able to find something... Maybe he'll be working on the crazy stuff that won't be coming out for 5 years (if ever) that you know they are working on!


macrumors regular
Sep 21, 2011
Great to hear that Bob will stay.

Doesn't Craig Federighi look like old Edward Cullen :p
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