Ron Okamoto Joins Apple as Vice President of Developer Relations

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Apple Computer Inc.

    CUPERTINO, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple(R) (Nasdaq:   AAPL) today
 announced that Ron Okamoto has joined Apple as vice president of Developer
 Relations, reporting to Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
     "We are thrilled to have Ron leading our developer relations team," said
 Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Ron's firsthand experience at two successful Mac
 developers will help Apple to become an even better partner for our third
 party developers."
     Okamoto was previously vice president of Product Management and Marketing
 for graphics products at Adobe Systems, where he was responsible for the
 worldwide marketing and management of many award-winning products including
 Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects. Prior to joining Adobe, Okamoto was
 director of Product Marketing at Macromedia, Inc. Okamoto holds a bachelors of
 science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern
 California.
     Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple
 II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple
 is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students,
 educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its
 innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.
     NOTE:  Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and Mac are either registered
 trademarks or trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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SOURCE Apple Computer Inc.
    CUPERTINO, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple(R) (Nasdaq:   AAPL) today
 announced that Ron Okamoto has joined Apple as vice president of Developer
 Relations, reporting to Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
     "We are thrilled to have Ron leading our developer relations team," said
 Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Ron's firsthand experience at two successful Mac
 developers will help Apple to become an even better partner for our third
 party developers."
     Okamoto was previously vice president of Product Management and Marketing
 for graphics products at Adobe Systems, where he was responsible for the
 worldwide marketing and management of many award-winning products including
 Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects. Prior to joining Adobe, Okamoto was
 director of Product Marketing at Macromedia, Inc. Okamoto holds a bachelors of
 science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern
 California.
     Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple
 II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple
 is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students,
 educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its
 innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.
     NOTE:  Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and Mac are either registered
 trademarks or trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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