Apple Announces Jeff Williams as New COO: 5 Facts You Must Know

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Cupertino giant, Apple today announced the name of its new chief operating office Jeff Williams and Johny Srouji for the post of senior vice president for hardware technologies under Apple's executive team.

Apple Announces Jeff Williams as New COO: 5 Facts You Must Know

"We are fortunate to have incredible depth and breadth of talent across Apple's executive team. As we come to the end of the year, we're recognizing the contributions already being made by two key executives," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO.

"Jeff is hands-down the best operations executive I've ever worked with, and Johny's team delivers world-class silicon designs which enable new innovations in our products year after year."

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Cook continued, "In addition, Phil is taking on new responsibilities for advancing our ecosystem, led by the App Store, which has grown from a single, groundbreaking iOS store into four powerful platforms and an increasingly important part of our business. And I'm incredibly happy to welcome Tor Myhren, who will bring his creative talents to our advertising and marcom functions."

Now lets have a look at 5 interesting things that you should know about the new COO of Apple -- Jeff Williams:

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Jeff Williams: Fact 1

Intially, Jeff Williams joined Apple as head of worldwide procurement in 1998 and after 6 years he got promoted to vice president of Operations. From 2010 he started to supervise the Apple's entire supply chain, service and support, and the social responsibility.

Jeff Williams: Fact 2

Moreover, Jeff played a important role in Apple's entry into the mobile phone market with the launch of iPhone, and at 2013 he started leading the development team of Apple Watch.

Jeff Williams: Fact 3

Apart from personal devices, Jeff also takes care of company's health initiatives including ResearchKit, which is aimed at simplifying medical and health research.

Jeff Williams: Fact 4

Prior to Apple, Jeff worked with the computer giant IBM corporation from 1985 to 1998 in a number of operations and engineering roles.

Jeff Williams: Fact 5

Jeff Williams holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Duke University.

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