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Two of Apple's executives are moving on from the company

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What you need to know

  • Two Apple executives are moving on from the company
  • Nick Forlenza, VP of manufacturing design is due to retire.
  • Duco Pasmooij, who reports to the head of augmented reality, is also discussing an exit.

Two Apple executives, Nick Forlenza and Duco Pasmooij are moving on from the company,

According to a report from Bloomberg:

Apple Inc. has lost a pair of veteran executives who worked in the manufacturing, supply chain and operations group and were key participants in the production of many of the company's major devices.Nick Forlenza, a vice president of manufacturing design, has retired from Apple, while Duco Pasmooij, another vice president who worked on operations, is discussing an exit in the near future, according to people familiar with the moves. Pasmooij left the operations team over a year ago, moving into a role reporting to the company's head of augmented reality efforts, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing personnel.

As the report notes, Apple has around 100 vice presidents in its operation who help Tim Cook run the show. Forlenza worked for the company as an executive in charge of manufacturing design, covering areas such as Apple's supply chains and areas such as production processes and manufacturing equipment.

Pasmooij previously worked to lead the production operations for Apple's iPhone and more recently was working as a report to the head of augmented reality at Apple, Mike Rockwell.

Whilst Apple's supply chain has taken some real punishment due to the coronavirus outbreak in recent weeks, sources "familiar with the matter" say that none of the personnel moves have been triggered by recent disruption.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.