Apple Board member Jerome B (Jerry) York has passed away, following his brain aneurysm (stroke) last night.
Apple confirmed the death of the long-standing board member in a release distributed in the UK afternoon. The company’s comments follow:
“Apple is sad to announce the death of Apple Board member Jerome B. (Jerry) York. York, the chairman, president and CEO of Harwinton Capital, joined Apple’s Board of Directors in 1997. He was the former CFO of IBM and Chrysler, and former vice chairman of Tracinda. He is widely acknowledged for his contributions at Chrysler and IBM during their turnarounds. Continue reading
Apple board member Jerry York has died after collapsing with a brain aneurysm last night. York is hospitalised in Pontiac, Michigan. Apple’s statements on his loss are available here.
Known as a key aide to billionaire investor Kirk Kekorian York is also former CFO of IBM and Chrysler, York was also formerly CEO of Micro Warehouse. He joined Apple’s board in 1997.
Jerry is a very dear friend and a trusted business associate and our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family,” Kerkorian said in a statement given to Reuters. Continue reading