“Bob has been an instrumental part of our executive team, leading
the hardware engineering organization and overseeing the team that
has delivered dozens of breakthrough products over the years,”
said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We are very sad to have him leave and
hope he enjoys every day of his retirement.” […]
As senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, Mansfield has
led Mac hardware engineering since 2005, iPhone and iPod hardware
engineering since 2010, and iPad hardware engineering since its
inception. Mansfield joined Apple in 1999 when Apple acquired
Raycer Graphics, where he was vice president of Engineering.
Mansfield earned a BSEE degree from the University of Texas at
Austin in 1982.
Mansfield, to my knowledge, is going out on top.