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Monday, August 27, 2012, 01:55 pm PT (04:55 pm ET)

Two Apple execs promoted to SVP status, Bob Mansfield to continue work after retirement

Apple on Monday announced engineering vice presidents Craig Federighi and Dan Riccio will be joining the company's Executive Team as senior vice presidents, while newly retired Mac hardware chief Bob Mansfield will continue to work with the company on new products.

With the new promotions, engineering vice presidents Federighi and Riccio will report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook and serve on the company's executive management team. Mansfield, who announced his departure June, is expected to stay with Apple to work on "future products," and will also report to Cook.

As senior vice president of Mac Software Engineering, Federighi will be responsible for Mac OS X development as well as Apple's common operating system engineering teams. After working at NeXT and subsequently Apple, Federighi spent time at Ariba, holding a number of positions including vice president of Internet Services and chieft technology officer. He came back to Apple in 2009 as a lead engineer on Mac OS X.

Craig Federighi

Apple Senior Vice President of Mac Software Engineering Craig Federighi. | Source: Apple


Riccio, as senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, will take on responsibility for the Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod engineering teams. After joining Apple in 1998 as vice president of Product Design, Riccio has been involved in the iPad product line since the first generation tablet launched in 2010.

Dan Riccio

Apple Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering Dan Riccio. | Source: Apple


Little information was given regarding Mansfield's future duties, but the former Senior Vice President of Hardware Design is thought to be taking on a new role at Apple, perhaps as an advisor to Cook or the design team.