Apple hires Patrick Pruniaux, reportedly set to take on iWatch marketing

Patrick Pruniaux headed to Apple

Earlier today, it was reported that Apple had hired a Swiss watch maker executive, all in hopes of gearing up for the iWatch release and making it as smooth as possible. Information was lacking with the initial report, however, as the name of the executive wasn’t revealed. That has reportedly changed.

According to a new report from 9to5Mac, following up on that initial reveal, it’s believed that Patrick Pruniaux, Vice President Global Sales & Retail at LVMH – TAG Heuer, has been the one that was acquired by Apple. This comes from an unnamed source, that is reportedly familiar with the hire, and confirmed the process was completed at the end of June.

As of the time of this writing, despite the report that Pruniaux was hired at the end of last month, his LinkedIn profile has not been updated. Which is a slight change from how some previous Apple hires have been revealed. And Apple has indeed been on a hiring spree, especially when it comes to positions related to the iWatch. Most recently, Alex Hsieh of Atlas Wearables was brought over to the Cupertino-based company.

The iWatch is rumored to be launching in October of this year, following hot on the heels of the rumored launch of the iPhone 6 (in both sizes). Are you looking forward to picking up the iWatch?

[via 9to5Mac]