A Year Ago: Apple names Jobs caretaker CEO

This story first appeared Tue, 16 Sep 1997 14:03:55 GMT

Apple Computer Inc. last Tuesday named co-founder Steve Jobs as interim chief executive officer two months after Gil Amelio resigned from the position.

Apple said it formalised Jobs' role at its new board's first regularly scheduled meeting last week and expects to name a new CEO by year's end.

Jobs, a newly appointed board member to the troubled computer company, has been serving as an adviser to Apple's board and executive management team for several months.