Apple Names Steve Jobs Interim CEO
Cupertino, Calif.–Sept. 16, 1997–At its first regularly scheduled meeting
last week, Apple’s new Board of Directors formalized the role of Steve Jobs
by naming him interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company until a new
CEO is named.
At this meeting, the Board of Directors also met with its executive
recruiter, John Thompson of Heidrick & Struggles, to review the status of
its search for a CEO. The Board expects that a new CEO will be named before
the end of the year.
Jobs, Apple’s co-founder and newly appointed member of the Board, has been
serving as an advisor to Apple’s Board and executive management team for
Apple Computer, Inc. ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s
with the Apple II, and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with
the Macintosh. Apple is now recommitted to its original mission – to bring
the best personal computing products and support to students, educators,
designers, scientists, engineers, businesspersons and consumers in over 140
countries around the world.
Apple Computer, Inc.