Apple’s Retail Genius Ron Johnson Leaves For JC Penney

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Apple’s Senior Vice President of Retail Operations, Ron Johnson, has officially left the Cupertino company to become CEO of JC Penney. His biography was removed from Apple’s website today and a successor is yet to be announced.

Johnson is seen as the pioneer of Apple’s retail store success, having created the Apple Store and the Genius Bar after joining the company in January 2000. Since then, Apple retail stores have seen record growth and there are now more than 300 worldwide.

Johnson announced his plans to leave Apple on November 1 back in June, but it seems the company is yet to have found a suitable replacement.

[via 9to5Mac]