FierceWireless ( — a publication that covers the wireless industry — has announced its annual list of the top “25 Most Powerful People in US Wireless.” Apple CEO Tim Cook tops the list.

The folks at FierceWireless say they looked for individuals “who we believe have a unique mix of influence, business savvy, leadership and technical expertise.” Here’s their take on Cook:

“Cook’s power, as directed through the iPhone and iPad, translates into tremendous mindshare among U.S. smartphone users (Apple’s iPhone launches generate nationwide headlines) and intense customer loyalty (the iPhone routinely receives top marks in customer satisfaction surveys). What this means is that Cook’s every decision with the iPhone, and Apple’s wireless business in general, can have an enormous impact on the market, ranging from the wireless carriers that sell Apple gadgets to the companies that supply components for the devices to companies that compete against Apple in phones and tablets.”