Veteran Apple designer leaves for GoPro to be VP of Design

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 11:32 PM

Coster had worked at Apple since the early one thousand nine hundred ninety, and helped Apple re-establish itself after Steve Jobs returned. Presently he's to do that to GoPro. GoPro’s stock popped on the news and is trading up on the day.

Veteran Apple designer leaves for GoPro to be VP of Design

Longtime Apple industrial designer Danny Coster is joining GoPro. Coster had worked at Apple since the early one thousand nine hundred ninety, and helped Apple re-establish itself after Steve Jobs returned. Presently he's to do that to GoPro. GoPro’s stock popped on the news and is trading up on the day.

The news comes from The Information and an internal email sent from GoPro’s founder and CEO, Nick Woodman.

“Ironically, Danny and I first met in December, two thousand one, on the shore in Sayulita, Mexico at the very start of the five mo surfing ride where I developed and certified the first GoPro prototype,” said Woodman in a released statement. “His design pedigree speaks for itself, but I'll declare that we perceive energized to have him join GoPro.”

GoPro has had rocky year and news of Danny Coster joining the company caused its stock to leap to its highest level since the center of January. As of this post’s writing, the stock price is up sixteen percent on the day.

Coster will report to Nick Woodman and official connect the team at the finish of April.

GoPro Appoints Danny Coster Vice President of Design

Coster brings more than twenty years of storied design experience to GoPro

SAN MATEO, Calif., April thirteen, two thousand sixteen — GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) today announced that Daniel (Danny) Coster has been named Vice President of Design, effective the finish of April. He'll report to GoPro CEO and founder Nick Woodman.

Mr. Coster will influence all aspects of design at GoPro in his new role, including hardware and software and services, lending his strategic vision and expertise to maximizing the GoPro user’s experience from finish to end.

“Ironically, Danny and I first met in December, two thousand one, on the shore in Sayulita, Mexico at the very start of the five mo surfing ride where I developed and certified the first GoPro prototype,” said Woodman. “His design pedigree speaks for itself, but I'll declare that we perceive energized to have him join GoPro.”

A core member of Apple’s elite industrial design team for more than twenty years, Mr. Coster is credited for his contributions to a wide range of presently iconic consumer electronics ranging from the iPhone four to the iPad wireless keyboard. He holds more than five hundred design patents and several utility patents, and has been recognized by several international design organizations for his work.

“I’m honored to connect the GoPro team,” said Coster. “This extraordinary company is near to the hearts of so many people around the world. Its brand and products inspire us to capture and share our lives’ most necessary moments. I'm excited to shape the future with the incredible team at GoPro.”

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