Michaell Hillman was working at Apple as chief design officer for 15 years, leaving his position in October 2015, and will now lead the hardware at Oculus.
Oculus has new head of hardware with the incorporation of Michael Hillman, a veteran designer who was working at Apple from March 2000 to October 2015. Hillman was in charge of the design of the iMac, all the desktop products and finally spent more than 4 years working on a confidential hardware project, as we can see reflected on Linkedin. After spending a year at robotics company Zoox, Hillman will work alongside Hans Hartman, chief operating officer at Oculus, who joined in May last year, according to Bloomberg.
“We are excited to have Hillman to lead the hardware side,” an Oculus representative told Fortune. “We have a dedicated world-class hardware team that has led the development of Rift and Touch, and will continue to research to push the boundaries of VR technology and build the next generation of consumer VR products.” The arrival of Hillman is in addition to the recent addition of Hugo Barra to the head of Oculus.