THE new Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has sent an e-mail out to most of their employees. In this email, he assures them that Apple Inc. will continue to run just like it did.
Below is the full text of the e-mail.
I am looking forward to the amazing opportunity of serving as CEO of the most innovative company in the world. Joining Apple was the best decision I’ve ever made and it’s been the privilege of a lifetime to work for Apple and Steve for over 13 years. I share Steve’s optimism for Apple’s bright future.
Steve has been an incredible leader and mentor to me, as well as to the entire executive team and our amazing employees. We are really looking forward to Steve’s ongoing guidance and inspiration as our Chairman.
I want you to be confident that Apple is not going to change. I cherish and celebrate Apple’s unique principles and values. Steve built a company and culture that is unlike any other in the world and we are going to stay true to that—it is in our DNA. We are going to continue to make the best products in the world that delight our customers and make our employees incredibly proud of what they do.
I love Apple and I am looking forward to diving into my new role. All of the incredible support from the Board, the executive team and many of you has been inspiring. I am confident our best years lie ahead of us and that together we will continue to make Apple the magical place that it is.
YESTERDAY Steve Jobs made it official that he will be no-longer with Apple Incorporated. Steve has resigned from Apple as the CEO. Jobs has named Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook, to take his place and to become the new Chief Executive Officer. Steve Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately. Steve Jobs will be on the board of directors along with seven others.
As COO, Cook was previously responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.
However, with this change in roles, there is currently no C.O.O., who might it be?
Mr. Steve Jobs will always be remembered. I believe that no one will be as good as Steve was.
Apple even made this official on their Executive Profiles page.
You can view his letter of resignation here.