Apple is shuffling its upper ranks.
The iPhone maker today announced that Jeff Williams has been named chief operating officer and Johny Srouji is joining Apple’s executive team as senior vice president for Hardware Technologies.
Phil Schiller, currently the company’s senior vice president of marketing, will be taking over leadership of the App Store across all platforms. Apple also announced that Tor Myhren will join Apple in the first calendar quarter of 2016 as vice president of Marketing Communications, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.
Apple CEO Tim Cook in a statement lauded the depth of his executive team.
“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,” Cook said.
Williams joined Apple in 1998 as head of worldwide procurement and in 2004 was named vice president of Operations. Since 2010 he has overseen Apple’s entire supply chain, service and support, and the social responsibility initiatives which protect more than one million workers worldwide.
Williams played a key role in Apple’s entry into the mobile phone market with the launch of iPhone, and he continues to supervise development of Apple Watch.
Shares of Apple were down just over 1 percent in early trading Thursday to $110.12.