Apple’s retail VP leaving company

From left to right: Ron Johnson, George Blankenship, and Jerry McDougal

Apple’s top retail vice president Jerry McDougal is reportedly leaving the company some time soon to focus on spending more time with his family.

McDougal, who has worked for John Browett and Ron Johnson, has been with Apple since 2000 and was in contention for John Browett’s former position of Senior Vice President of Retail. Although McDougal seemed like the most likely candidate to fill Browett’s position, Apple was appaerntly also looking into Bob Bridger and Steve Cano, who are also vice presidents in real estate and managing retail stores respectively. There is speculation that McDougal is stepping down over concerns that Bridger or Cano could be chosen over him for the Senior Vice President of Retail position.

McDougal has reportedly already said goodbye to his coworkers. According to a report from ifoAppleStore.com,

A key player in the birth of Apple’s retail chain and a potential candidate to lead the retail stores has left the company. Jerry McDougal, Vice-President of Retail, said goodbye to his colleagues last Friday, sources say. His departure was explained as not work-related, but rather so he could spend more time with his family.

Source: 9 to 5 Mac

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