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Briefly: Apple Issues Press Release Announcing Papermaster’s Arrival

Apple has issued an official press release regarding the new arrival of Mark Papermaster. The new recruit will now act as Senior Vice President of Devices Hardware Engineering at Apple.

Following reports issued last week about Papermaster leaving IBM to join Apple, a press release has made the transition official. While IBM has surely been distraught by the move, they found no other option but to file suit against Papermaster and hope to prevent him from divulging any trade secrets to Apple.

Apple also announced that Tony Fadell, Apple’s senior vice president of the iPod Division, and his wife Danielle Lambert, vice president of Human Resources, are reducing their roles within the company as they devote more time to their young family. Fadell will remain at Apple as an advisor to the CEO. Lambert will depart the company at the end of this year after a successor is in place.

“Mark is a seasoned leader and is going to be an excellent addition to our senior management team,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Tony and Dani have each made important contributions to Apple over the past eight years. We’re sorry to see Dani go, and are looking forward to working with Tony in his new capacity.”

Papermaster has a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Texas, and Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont in 1988. He is active with the University of Texas where he is a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Council.

Read – Apple Press Release

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