Apple Inc has always remained in the new for their latest innovative products, but lately Apple announced that Bertrand Serlet, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Mac Software Engineering will be leaving the company. The position will be taken over by Craig Federighi, who is currently the Vice President of Mac Software Engineering. Craig Federighi will now directly report to Steve Jobs and will take over the responsibility of developing Mac OS X and all the management requirements for the operating system. Prior to joining Apple, Craig Federighi had worked with NeXT where he had worked for around ten years on several different positions including vice president of internet services and chief technology officer.
Talking about his retirement and his successor, Bertrand Serlet said that he had a wonderful time working with Steve Jobs and that he dedicated 22 years working with Apple’s CEO. However, he stated that he now wants to focus more on science and less on technological products and therefore has decided to move on. He further stated that Craig has been a great team member for Mac OS X and his contribution can be clearly seen as Lion is a great market success.
Serlet joined Apple in 1997 and since then he has been a part of Mac OS X, the world’s most advanced operating system. Serlet had also worked at Xerox PARC and NeXT before joining Apple and he holds a Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Orsay, France. Craig Federighi holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He also has a Computer Science degree from University of California, Berkeley. Together, Serlet and Craig have helped Apple to launch some of the best products available in the market like OS X, iLife, iWork and other professional softwares.