Early Sunday afternoon, Bob Mansfield, Apple’s senior vice president of technologies, disappeared from the company’s Web site, his biographyremoved from its executive profiles page without explanation.
Now, we know why. Sort of. Mansfield is no longer a member of Apple’s executive team.
'Bob is no longer going to be on Apple’s executive team.'
- Apple spokesman Steve Dowling
“Bob is no longer going to be on Apple’s executive team, but will remain at Apple working on special projects reporting to [CEO] Tim [Cook],” company spokesman Steve Dowling told AllThingsD. He declined any further explanation, refusing to comment on the reasons behind Mansfield’s surprising move, whether he remains Apple’s SVP of Technologies or whether the company plans to appoint a new executive to that role.
The disappearance of Mansfield’s bio from Apple’s Web site was first reported by MacRumors.