updated 07:20 pm EDT, Thu June 5, 2008
Apple expands board to 12
Apple recently expanded its executive board from 10 to 12 members, adding to the board a senior vice president of Mac hardware development, and a senior vice president of iPhone software. AppleInsider reveals that the iPhone position was filled by Scott Forstall - formerly the president of iPhone software - while Bob Mansfield was elected to fill a void created by Tim Butcher, who left his position as the Mac development lead in 2004.
Mansfield has held for the last few years a similar position, working alongside Dan Riccio, and lead industrial designer Jonathan Ive, and is thought of to be the first senior vice president to hold such a position. He will be responsible for guiding Mac computer development with a team of hardware engineers, and will report to COO Tim Cook.
Forstall, on the other hand, has worked with Steve Jobs during his days at NeXT, developing key technologies for the platform. His accomplishments include co-developing several incarnations of Mac OS X, including 10.5 Leopard.
Both executives were awarded grants for 25,000 restricted Apple stock units - worth more than $4.17 million on May 30th - which are scheduled to vest in full on March 24th, 2010.