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Bob Mansfield was Senior Vice President of Technologies at Apple Inc.


Mansfield earned a BSEE degree from the University of Texas in 1982.[1]


Early in Mansfield's career, he was a senior director at SGI. At IBM, he was program director of PowerPC development.[2] He later became vice president of engineering at Raycer Graphics, which had been acquired by Apple in November 1999.[3] Following the acquisition, Mansfield stayed at Apple to fill his new role of senior vice president of Mac Hardware Engineering, overseeing teams that delivered products such as the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air and iPad.[1]

In August 2010, Mansfield took over the position of Devices Hardware Engineering with the departure of Mark Papermaster. On June 28, 2012, Apple announced that Mansfield was retiring, and would be succeeded by Dan Riccio.[4] However, Mansfield returned as Senior VP of Technologies with the departure of Scott Forstall later that year.[5] Although Mansfield was no longer a part of the executive team as of July 2013,[6] he continued to work at Apple "on special projects under CEO Tim Cook," among which include its electric car project.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Apple Inc. (2010-08-09). Apple - Press Info - Bios - Bob Mansfield. Apple Inc.. Archived from the original on 2010-07-23. Retrieved on 2010-08-09.
  2. Thiple-Threat Chip Poised To Claim Its Market Share by Robert K. Ackerman, Signal vol.8 p.23. 1993-09.
  3. Apple Buys Raycer Graphics, A Start-Up Graphics Chip Firm by Lee Gomes, The Wall Street Journal. 2020-04-29.
  4. Apple Inc. (2012-06-28). Bob Mansfield, Apple's Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering, to Retire. Archived from the original on 2012-06-30.
  5. Paczkowski, John. Behind Silicon Valley's Un-Retirement: Why Bob Mansfield Is Back at Apple. All Things D.
  6. Bob Mansfield no longer on Apple's exec team, will continue work on special projects, AppleInsider. 2013-07-29.
  7. Apple's car project to be led by Bob Mansfield. TechCrunch (2016).

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