Apple Top executive Tony Blevins fired after his vulgar TikTok video
How do you picture a tech firm executive? Is a man in a light blue suit and union jack shirt driving a Mercedes-Benz ranting about “fondling women”? You are right. Congrats!
TikTok creator Danial Mac interviews people in luxury automobiles about their jobs. A man drives a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren to a car event in Pebble Beach, California, in a viral video from Sept. 5. The individual in the video was Apple’s VP of procurement, Tony Blevins.
Bloomberg writes on the executive’s tech career. Blevin’s negotiated modem deals with Qualcomm and Intel and a satellite arrangement with Globalstar. Blevins was known for his brashness in negotiating deals for 2020, according to The Wall Street Journal. According to WSJ, he was known as “the Blevinator”
Apple reportedly investigated and fired the executive, who controlled hundreds of supply chain employees. Apple confirmed to Bloomberg that Blevins was leaving after 22 years.
Blevins has helped Apple dominate its supplier chains. Apple has suffered from supply chain problems and weakening markets, like many other IT companies. July reports said the corporation may slow recruiting.
This looks awful for a firm accused of ignoring sexual harassment reports at practically every level. According to a research based on interviews with over a dozen women who now or worked at Apple, HR consistently ignores sexual harassment claims. #AppleToo staff argue that the company’s “culture of secrecy” protects bad actors from accountability.
Blevinator is not the only Apple exec in a scandal. Apple’s senior lawyer after 2010 pled guilty to insider trading this year.