Apple today updated its dedicated leadership website to add a profile for John Ternus, reflecting his new role as Apple’s Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering.
Apple in January announced that former Hardware Engineering SVP Dan Riccio was transitioning to a new role to focus on an unspecified project, and that Ternus would take over.
Riccio has been removed from the executive page as he’s now a vice president of engineering, and while Apple has not said what he’s working on, Bloomberg recently said that he is focusing on Apple’s AR/VR headsets.
John Ternus initially joined Apple as part of the Product Design team in 2001, and has been a vice president of Hardware Engineering since 2013. From his biography on the leadership page:
John joined Apple’s Product Design team in 2001 and has been a vice president of Hardware Engineering since 2013. Throughout his tenure at Apple, John has overseen hardware engineering work on a variety of groundbreaking products including every generation and model of iPad, the latest iPhone lineup, and AirPods. He has been a key leader in the ongoing transition of the Mac to Apple silicon.
Prior to Apple, John worked as a mechanical engineer at Virtual Research Systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Apple CEO Tim Cook in January said that Ternus’ “deep expertise and wide breadth of experience” would make him a “bold and visionary leader” of Apple’s Hardware Engineering teams.