Apple CEO Tim Cook is praised by analysts and industry leaders for expanding the company and achieving unprecedented success during this 10 years tenure as the head. The Auburn Univesity’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has honored Mr.Cook with the “Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Captains of Industry Award” for his contributions to the tech industry.
Tim Cook received a bachelor’s degree industrial engineering degree from Auburn University in 1982 and got his master’s in business administration from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 1988.
Tim Cook is awarded Auburn University’s highest honor
On his visit to Alabama to attend the college football match, Tim Cook was presented with the institute’s highest award. The school made the announcement on its LinkedIn profile, the post read:
Welcome back Tim Cook, ‘82 industrial engineering and Apple CEO. We’re honored to present Mr. Cook with the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Captains of Industry Award, the institute’s highest honor that is bestowed solely on business, industry and government leaders. Cook was nominated for the award by Alice Smith, an IISE Fellow and the Joe W. Forehand/Accenture Distinguished Professor of industrial and systems engineering. Annie Dorsey, Auburn IISE chapter president, interviewed Cook during the institute’s annual conference in the spring when he was announced as this year’s recipient. Smith and Dorsey presented Cook with his award prior to the Iron Bowl. #WarEagle #engineering
Under Mr.Cook’s leadership, Apple has introduced several successful new categories across its product lineup like Apple Music, Apple Pay, Apple Fitness+, Apple TV and others (services), iPad mini, iPad Pro, iPad Air (tablets), different size models of iPhone series (smartphones), M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max Mac models (computers), Apple Watch (smartwatch), Apple Card (credit card) and much more.
Currently, Apple’s market value has hit $2.5 trillion which is a remarkable achievement for the CEO, and for that, he was listed in Times Magazines ‘The 100 most influential people of 2021′. Reportedly, Tim Cook will oversee the launch of Apple’s first AR glass, mixed reality headset, and Apple Car before his retirement.