Nieuws: Brein achter Apple Store vertrokken
Sinds gisteren is Ron Johnson, na 11 jaar, vertrokken bij Apple. Ron was het brein achter de Apple Stores. Ron had in juni zijn vertrek naar warenhuisketen J.C. Penney al aangekondigd.
Ron is de grondlegger van de Apple Store. Zijn belangrijkste streven is geweest om de klant niet zo snel mogelijk een product te verkopen, maar een klant op een rustige en vriendelijke manier tekst en uitleg te geven van een bepaald product.
“Ron Johnson joined Apple as senior vice president in January 2000. Reporting directly to the CEO, Johnson leads Apple’s retail strategy and is responsible for its overall execution and performance. Under Ron’s leadership, Apple has opened over 300 stores to date. Johnson has over 20 years of experience in retail and merchandising as well as a strong track record for delivering consistent year over year growth for billion-dollar companies. Before joining Apple, Johnson held various management positions at the Target Corporation, most recently as Vice President of Merchandising for Target Stores. In this capacity, Johnson presided over a successful period of growth at Target, playing a key role in developing new initiatives for branding, marketing and merchandising. He led the team responsible for launching the Michael Graves exclusive line of products, as well as the addition of other key brands to the store’s selection. Johnson received his M.B.A. from Harvard and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University.“