Retiring from Apple isn’t completely unheard of, even for a company that usually has executives and board members that rack up the years under the Apple logo.However, it’s notable when the last executive from the Steve Jobs (and Ron Johnson) era of Apple is rumored to be stepping away from the company. According to a report published by 9to5Mac and citing unnamed sources, Bob Bridger, Apple’s current Vice President of Retail Real Estate is retiring, with no other word on why the decision has been made.
According to the report, Bridger informed colleagues of the impending move at a meeting that was held last week.
In his position with Apple, Bridger has been tasked in finding new locations to set up Apple Retail Stores, as well as putting together the deals that go in implementing new leases and the other pieces of executive decisions that go into launching a brand new retail location. In his time with the company, Bridger oversaw the launch of over 400 Apple retail sites all over the planet.
Recently, board of directors member Millard “Mickey” Drexler announced his retirement from the board.