VP, Engineering at Apple
In January of 2021 Apple announced that Dan Riccio has stepped down from his role as senior vice president of Hardware Engineering to focus on a 'new project' as vice president of Engineering leading a new team. In this role, he continues to report directly to CEO Tim Cook. Previously, Dan was the senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, leading the Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod engineering teams which have delivered dozens of breakthrough products. Dan joined Apple in 1998 as vice president of Product Design and in 2010 was named vice president of iPad Hardware Engineering. Dan has been a key contributor to most of the company’s hardware over his career and was instrumental in all of Apple’s iPad products since the first generation iPad was introduced. Prior to Apple, Dan worked at Compaq as senior manager of Mechanical Engineering where he was responsible for the mechanical design of Compaq’s consumer PC products. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.