Who is Tim Cook, New Apple CEO
The man who is attributed with the MacBook Air + iPad Success. Bio of Tim Cook, the man whom Steve Jobs appointed new Apple CEO.
Apple bio yesterday on Tim Cook’s former responsibility as Apple COO:
Timothy D. Cook is Apple’s chief operating officer and reports to Apple’s CEO. Cook is responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. He also heads Apple’s Macintosh division and plays a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.
Tim Cook’s Apple bio today:
Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple and serves on its Board of Directors.
Before being named CEO in August 2011, Tim was Apple’s Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.
Prior to joining Apple, Tim was vice president of Corporate Materials for Compaq and was responsible for procuring and managing all of Compaq’s product inventory. Previous to his work at Compaq, Tim was the chief operating officer of the Reseller Division at Intelligent Electronics.
Tim also spent 12 years with IBM, most recently as director of North American Fulfillment where he led manufacturing and distribution functions for IBM’s Personal Computer Company in North and Latin America.
Tim earned an M.B.A. from Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University.
Will Things Change Under Tim Cook?
Daring Fireball on Tim Cook’s Apple leadership role:
The thing to keep in mind is this: Apple tomorrow, a week from now, and next month is the exact same Apple from yesterday, a week ago, and last month. Tim Cook wasn’t named “CEO” until today, but he’s been the chief executive at the company since Jobs started this — his third — medical leave back in January, and probably even before that.
In 2009 when Steve Jobs underwent liver transplant surgery, Tim Cook also served as interim CEO.
Apple Insider on some of Tim Cook’s accomplishments once he joined Apple:
Cook went on to overhaul Apple’s operations, transforming them into a smooth and efficient supply chain. Apple’s competitors have been left scrambling to match its pricing for products such as the iPad and MacBook Air that have benefitted from Cook’s operational expertise.
Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs will still be involved in future Apple products as Chairman of the Cupertino company’s Board of Directors.
Besides that, nothing has significantly changed at Apple. Jonathan Ive is still the head of industrial design, Scott Forstall is still the head of iOS software, Bob Mansfield is still the head of Mac hardware engineering, Phil Schiller is still the head of marketing, etc. And Tim Cook is going to be continue to be running Apple.