Ron Okamoto, Apple’s longtime App Store developer relations chief, has retired

Apple has a variety of employees and executives who have been with the company for years, but everything comes to an end eventually. Ron Okamoto’s time with the company, for instance, has apparently come to an end.

That’s according to a report today from Bloomberg. Okamoto has been working with Apple for quite some time, but the publication states that he has decided to retire as Apple’s chief of developer relations. He’s held onto the role since 2001.

In that time, Okamoto has worn many hats and handled a variety of duties. That includes handling the review process for the App Store, as well as managing policies related to the digital storefront. Okamoto also handled doling out tools for developers to use, supported developers in general, and managed developer communications. The annual Worldwide Developers Conference was handled by Okamoto, too.

Vice President of Developer Relations will now be a role filled by Susan Prescott. Previously, Prescott was Apple’s Vice President of Product Marketing, and she’s been with the company for almost a decade now.

Bloomberg notes that Okamoto’s departure from Apple, which has already happened, was first revealed by court filings related to the Apple vs Epic Games battle. Okamoto will be testifying on behalf of Apple in that court case.