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Another Top Official Resigns From Apple

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Apple Computer Inc. said Tuesday that Marco Landi, executive vice president of worldwide sales and support, has resigned, the sixth top Apple executive to leave the troubled computer maker in the last eight days.

Landi had been executive vice president and chief operating officer before a restructuring, announced by Chairman and Chief Executive Gilbert Amelio on Feb. 4, aimed at stemming losses. Apple said Landi was leaving to pursue other interests.

Landi will be replaced by Robin Abrams, previously senior vice president of Apple Americas, who will serve as acting executive vice president of the new worldwide sales and support organization.

Also Tuesday, Apple provided details on its new worldwide sales and support organization, including Claris, that will be divided into divisions organized by geography.

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The organization will include business, education and consumer divisions focusing on the North American market as well as on Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Japan, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region.

“We are shaping our sales organization to put the responsibility for sales and support closer to our customer,” Amelio said in a statement.


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