PRESS RELEASE April 30, 2001

Ron Okamoto Joins Apple as Vice President of Developer Relations

CUPERTINO, California—April 30, 2001—Apple® 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.
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