It may have happened in September but the world at large is just hearing about it now.
Ahead of the weekend, news broke that Apple has secured the highly-coveted talents of one man who most recently worked at Mercedes-Benz in a very important role.
Apple, we’re told, has hired Johann Jungwirth, ex-president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development.
According to his freshly updated LinkedIn profile, Jungwirth is now Apple’s Director of Mac Systems Engineering.
At Mercedes-Benz, Jungwirth oversaw a number of key areas: Connected Car, UI & Telematics, Autonomous Driving, Advanced User Experience Design, Powertrain & eDrive, Advanced Exterior Design & MB Style, Group Research, and Testing & Regulatory Affairs.
There’s no telling how Apple will put a man of such talents to use, particularly given Apple’s growing interested in the connected car, but Jungwirth will undoubtedly play a central role in many future innovations out of Cupertino.