After spending a dozen years at Apple, Brett Bilbrey, the head of the company’s Technology Advancement Group, has retired, NetworkWorld reports.
Bilbrey joined Apple back in 2002 as the company’s manager of media architecture. Since then, he has worked in several positions on various projects. In 2004, he started working on consumer products and fostered the creation of the Mac Mini, the Apple TV, and iSight camera technology for both the iMac and Mac portables.
His name is connected with a handful of patents, such as those detailing a wireless charging system, a 3D imaging camera, and a touch-sensitive keyboard.
Bilbrey took the head of Technology Advanced Group role in August 2008. This is what he shares about that role with Yoni Heisler:
As my next role at Apple, I headed up the Technology Advancement Group, where my teams prototyped many projects for Apple. Of course, nothing that I can speak of. All I can offer about the Technology Advancement Group is that it is focused on forward-looking technology that can be deployed in products.
As for the past 12 years spent at the most influential tech company, Bilbrey says he had a “great rise” and considers himself lucky to be able to retire, as he knows his colleagues will continue to work on great Apple products.