Over the course of the last few weeks, Apple has promoted several of its senior directors and given them vice president titles, reports
Paul Meade has been promoted to vice president of hardware engineering, while Jon Andrews is Apple’s new vice president of software engineering. Meade has been leading hardware development for Apple’s future augmented reality headset, while Andrews oversees the architecture of Apple’s operating systems under Craig Federighi.
Gary Geaves, who runs audio technology development for
, has been named to a new acoustics vice president role, and Kaiann Drance, who was on stage during the
announcement, is now a vice president of marketing, reporting to Greg Joswiak.
Bob Borchers, a former iPhone executive who worked at Google and Dolby, has also returned to Apple to take on a vice president of marketing role. Borchers was around for the early days of the iPhone, serving as a spokesperson and appearing in Apple tutorial videos about the device.
, he will now oversee iOS,
, and privacy marketing matters, also under Greg Joswiak.
None of these new appointments made
, which is reserved primarily for senior vice presidents and some key VP roles. In total, Apple has around 100 vice presidents who report to its executive team.