This Day in History
February 2, 1996
Amelio Replaces Spindler as CEO of Apple
Gil Amelio is named CEO of Apple Computer, replacing Michael Spindler, whose management of the company in the previous three years had led to the layoff of 1,300 employees and severe financial losses. Amelio lasted about a year and a half in the position before leaving. Co-founder Steve Jobs replaced him and led Apple back into profitability with its iMac and G3 machines.