Citing people familiar with the matter, a report by Bloomberg is claiming that two veteran Apple executives, who worked in the manufacturing, supply chain, and operations group and played a key role in the production of some Apple’s major devices, have left the company.
According to the publication, Nick Forlenza, a vice president of manufacturing design, has retired from Apple. Forlenza worked as an executive in charge of manufacturing design, leading a team of supply chain and operations executives globally responsible for production processes and manufacturing equipment.
The other key Apple executive leaving the company is Duco Pasmooij, another vice president who worked on operations.
“Pasmooij for many years helped lead production operations for Apple’s most-important product, the iPhone. Recently, he reported to Mike Rockwell, the vice president in charge of augmented reality and virtual reality efforts, but didn’t have any direct reports of his own.”
The report also notes that these personnel moves are neither related to each other nor the recent disruptions in the company’s supply chain.