toggle

AAPL Stock: 119 ( + 1.4 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Senior Apple Japan exec steps down

updated 08:30 am EDT, Tue July 11, 2006

Senior Apple Japan leaves

Apple Vice President of Marketing Yoshiaki Sakito, one of the company's top executives in Japan, has reportedly stepped down. The Associated Press reprts that Sakito resigned Monday after the company reached an agreement. Apple declined to provide any details and it is unknown whether the executive's departure is related to the recently announced internal stock option irregularity investigation the company announced earlier this month. According to the report, Sakito has been credited with leading a successful marketing push for Apple's iPod portable digital music player in Japan. As a successor has not been named, Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president overseeing worldwide marketing, will replace Sakito in an interim position. According to local media reports, Sakito plans to start setting up an undisclosed venture business; his departure, same report claims, will have a major leadership impact at Apple Japan at a time when competition in music players may heat up from rivals such as Sony and Microsoft.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

IDrive cloud backup and sync service

There are a lot of cloud services out there, and nearly all of them can be used for backing up key files and folders. A few dedicated ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

MaxUpgrades 512GB Retina MacBook Pro SSD

Apple's Retina line of MacBook Pro notebooks have been impressive, right from their debut in 2012. Thinner than the previous model, t ...

toggle

Most Commented