As a newly-minted Apple Fellow, Phil Schiller will continue to lead the App Store and Apple Events, with Greg Joswiak becoming the senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
"It has been a dream come true for me to work at Apple, on so many products I love, with all of these great friends — Steve, Tim, and so many more," said Schiller. "I first started at Apple when I was 27, this year I turned 60 and it is time for some planned changes in my life. I'll keep working here as long as they will have me, I bleed six colors, but I also want to make some time in the years ahead for my family, friends, and a few personal projects I care deeply about."
Schiller will be reporting directly to Tim Cook in the role.
"Phil has helped make Apple the company it is today and his contributions are broad, vast, and run deep. In this new role he will continue to provide the incredible thought partnership, and guidance that have defined his decades at Apple," said Apple CEO Tim Cook. "Joz's many years of leadership in the Product Marketing organization make him perfectly suited to this new role and will ensure a seamless transition at a moment when the team is engaged in such important and exciting work. I'm thrilled that the whole executive team will benefit from his collaboration, ideas, and energy."
Other Apple Fellows include Bill Atkinson, Steve Capps, Guy Kawasaki, Rich Page, and Steve Wozniak. Apple grants the status for extraordinary contributions to the company, and are granted additional stock options as a reward for service.
New Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Greg Joswiak has accumulated more than 20 years in leadership roles across Apple product marketing. He has served as the vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing for the past four years. Joswiak has overseen the product management and product marketing for numerous Apple product launches, including the original iPod and iPhone.