Phil Schiller has been with Apple for 33 years, most recently he was responsible for the entire marketing as well as the external appearance. Now he steps a little shorter and becomes an “Apple Fellow”.
In the future, Schiller will “only” manage the App Store and Apple Events, given the current situation around the topic of antitrust, which is still an ambitious task. Greg Joswiak moves up and becomes Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing.
“Phil has helped make Apple the company it is today, and his contributions are diverse, extensive, and in-depth. In this new role, he will continue to provide the incredible mental partnership and leadership that has shaped his decades at Apple “said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Joz’s years of leadership experience in the product marketing organization makes him the perfect fit for this new role and will ensure a seamless transition at a time when the team is busy with such important and exciting work. I am thrilled that the entire management team will benefit from his collaboration, ideas and energy “.
Phil Schiller’s slow exit
Schiller turned 60 this year, so the move can be seen as “slowly ending his career”. In a personal statement, he looks back on his interesting time at Apple.
“It was a dream come true for me to work at Apple on so many products that I love with all these great friends – Steve, Tim and so many others,” said Schiller. “I started at Apple when I was 27, this year I turned 60 and it is time for some planned changes in my life. I will work here as long as they will have me, I bleed six colors, but I would also like to take some time for my family, friends and some personal projects that are very important to me in the coming years.
Via Apple Newsroom