Dan Riccio

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Dan Riccio
Daniel J. Riccio
Alma materUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst (B.A.)
Mechanical engineering
OccupationSenior Vice president at Apple
Board member ofApple Inc.

Dan Riccio is Apple's senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Riccio leads the Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod engineering teams, which have produced numerous products.[1][2]


Riccio holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Before Apple, Riccio worked at Compaq as Senior Manager of Mechanical Engineering, responsible for the mechanical design of consumer PC products. [3]

He joined Apple in 1998 as vice president of Product Design and in 2010 was named vice president of iPad Hardware Engineering. Since joining Apple, Riccio has been a key contributor to most of the company's hardware, including all iPad products.

Dan Riccio officially announced in 2019 the cancellation of AirPower (hardware).


  1. ^ "Dan Riccio". www.apple.com. Apple Inc. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Craig Federighi, Apple's Vice President of Mac Software Engineering & Dan Riccio, Apple's Vice President of Hardware Engineering Join Apple's Executive Team as Senior Vice Presidents". Apple Press Release. 27 Aug 2012. Retrieved 28 Aug 2012.
  3. ^ Smith, Dave. "Who Is Dan Riccio? Apple Transitions Hardware Leadership Role From Bob Mansfield". www.ibtimes.com. International Business Times. Retrieved 4 December 2014.