Apple names a new iPod chief and a COO, too

by admin October 14, 2005 at 3:48 pm

Apple Computer’s rapidly growing iPod business will get a new leader next year when the current head of the division retires.

Tony Fadell, head of iPod engineering, will succeed Jon Rubinstein as senior vice president of the iPod division next year, the company said on Friday. Rubinstein plans to retire in March.

The company also announced the appointment of a chief operating officer, assigning Tim Cook, its chief of sales, to the post. Cook briefly took over as acting chief executive when Apple boss Steve Jobs underwent cancer treatment last year.

Cook, who joined Apple in 1998, has been executive vice president of worldwide sales and operations for the past three years. He will continue to oversee global sales and lead the company’s Macintosh division.

“Tim has been doing this job for over two years now, and it’s high time we officially recognized it with this promotion,” Jobs said in a statement.

Full article: CNET