Apple Computer has hired John Brandon as vice president of the Americas and Asia-Pacific. Brandon will be in charge of Apple's sales in these regions, excluding education-related sales and Apple's retail stores.
Brandon was previously chief executive officer at Academic Systems, which sells technology-related content in the higher education market. He also spent 10 years at Adobe Systems, helping to create its application software business. He served as Adobe's vice president from 1994 to 1997.