Tim Cook Named COO of Apple

Oct 18, 2005

Apple has named Tim Cook its COO. Cook, who has been Apple's EVP of Worldwide Sales and Operations since 2002, will continue to report to Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. Cook will continue to be responsible for all of the company's worldwide sales and operations, and will continue to lead the company's Macintosh Division. In addition, he will work closely with Jobs and the executive team to lead Apple's overall business.

Apple also announced that Jon Rubinstein, Apple's SVP of the iPod Division will retire on March 31 and be succeeded by Tony Fadell. Fadell will report to Steve Jobs and take over all aspects of iPod engineering.

Cook joined Apple in 1998 as SVP of operations, and was promoted to EVP of Worldwide Sales and Operations in 2002. His responsibilities were expanded to include leading Apple's Macintosh Division in 2004. Before joining Apple, Cook was a VP at Compaq and also spent 12 years with IBM. Fadell joined Apple's iPod Engineering team in 2001 and was promoted to VP of iPod engineering in 2004. Prior to joining Apple, Fadell worked at Philips Electronics. Prior to joining Philips, Fadell was a hardware and software architect at General Magic.