Apple Loses Its Leaders in Hardware, Support
The company has confirmed the departures of Tim Bucher, the head of Macintosh product engineering, and Mark Wilhelm, in charge of the company's support unit.Representatives at Apple Computer have confirmed to eWEEK.com that two senior executives have left the Cupertino, Calif.-based computer manufacturer. However, no comments were available about the nature of the departures. The latest move comes from Tim Bucher, who until mid-November ran Apples Macintosh hardware engineering. According to Steve Dowling, senior manager for media relations at Apple Computer Inc., an engineering management team has been appointed by Tim Cook, Apples executive vice president of worldwide sales and operations, to execute Buchers responsibility while the company searches for a new division leader.
This team consists of Jonathan Ive, Apples vice president of industrial design; Bob Mansfield; Dan Riccio; and a newly hired executive Dowling declined to name.