Apple's VP of marketing latest to jump ship

The latest Apple Computer Inc. executive to leave the troubled company is executive vice president of marketing Guerrino De Luca. De Luca had been in the VP marketing slot at the Cupertino, California, company since February. 'This is a personal decision which does not reflect my assessment of the company's prospects,' said De Luca in an Apple press release. 'We are seeing a lot of changes at Apple, and I'm confident that Apple will shine again.'

The latest Apple Computer Inc. executive to leave the troubled company is executive vice president of marketing Guerrino De Luca,.

De Luca had been in the VP marketing slot at the Cupertino, California, company since February.

"This is a personal decision which does not reflect my assessment of the company's prospects," said De Luca in an Apple press release. "We are seeing a lot of changes at Apple, and I'm confident that Apple will shine again."

Executives who have left Apple this year include George Scalise, executive vice president of operations; Rick LeFaivre, vice president of Apple Technology Group; Tetsuya Shiga, president of the company's Japanese unit; Jan Gesmar-Larsen, general manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa; Marco Landi, head of Apple's worldwide sales effort; Sativ Chahil, senior vice president for worldwide corporate marketing; John Floisand, senior vice president of worldwide sales; Fred Forsyth, senior vice president in charge of PowerMacs; Heidi Roizen, vice president of developer relations; and Christopher Escher, vice president of corporate communications.

Apple can be reached at http://www.apple.com/.

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