Apple Has a New Chairman

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Big news for tech giant Apple: The company’s board of directors has a new chairman. On Tuesday, Apple announced that current board member Arthur D. Levinson would fill the role in a non-executive capacity.

Levinson has been a member of the board for more than ten years now and is known for his previous work with Genentech, a biotechnology company.

When Apple founder Steve Jobs announced his resignation as CEO in August, he moved to the position of Chairman. However, his passing last month left the position vacant.

Concerning the chairman’s appointment, Apple CEO Tim Cook pointed to Levinson’s “enormous contributions” in the past.

Aside from having a new chairman, the company also added a new board member: Disney CEO Bob Iger.

Apple’s connection to Disney goes back pretty far. Steve Jobs served as the CEO of Pixar when Disney agreed to buy the animation studio back in 2006. Jobs was also a significant Disney shareholder.

As a company, Apple has kept busy marketing the latest release of its smartphone: The iPhone 4S.

Meanwhile, various reports have indicated that the company could be planning new versions of popular devices including the company’s iMac and MacBook Air computers, possibly set for some time next year. For more information on Apple’s announcement, go here (Apple.com).

 

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