Apple vice president of retail Jerry McDougal has resigned to spend more time with his family.
Viewed by some as a potential candidate for the company’s SVP of retail position, McDougal was responsible for Apple’s retail marketing, product merchandising, store operations, loss prevention and customer loyalty programs.
Apple spokesman Steve Downling revealed to AllThingsD that McDougal will be replaced by Apple vice president of finance Jim Bean.
“Retail has an incredibly strong network of leaders at the store and regional level, and they will continue the excellent work they’ve done over the past decade to revolutionise retailing with unique, innovative services and a focus on the customer that is second to none,” said Dowling.
“Jim Bean is moving to Retail to help support our store teams. Jim has been at Apple for 15 years and is a great leader who understands our culture and focus on customer service.”
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