Senior Vice President, iPod Division
Jon Rubinstein is senior vice president of the iPod Division at Apple and reports to the CEO. His team is responsible for all aspects of the iPod product line, including hardware, software and business development. Prior to the creation of the iPod Division, he was Apple's senior vice president of Hardware Engineering.
Before joining Apple in 1997, Rubinstein was executive vice president and chief operating officer of FirePower Systems, a developer and manufacturer of PowerPC-based computer systems. At FirePower, Rubinstein was responsible for strategic planning, engineering, manufacturing and sales and marketing for the company.
Rubinstein joined FirePower from NeXT Computer, where he played a number of key leadership roles, including vice president of Hardware Engineering. At NeXT, Rubinstein directed product development and was instrumental in defining the company's product development process. Before NeXT, Rubinstein managed processor development for the Titan graphics supercomputer family at Stardent computer, and at Hewlett-Packard, he architected the HP 9000 series and 300 family of workstations and was a member of the the HP 9836 workstation design team.
In addition to holding several patents, Rubinstein's work has been published in a number of computer industry publications. He is a senior member of the IEEE.
Rubinstein has MEng and BS degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University, as well as an MS in computer science from Colorado State University.