Tim Cook Fast Facts

(CNN)Here's a look at the life of Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook.

Personal:
Birth date: November 1,1960
Birth place: Robertsdale, Alabama
Birth name: Timothy Donald Cook
    Father: Donald Cook, shipyard worker
    Mother: Geraldine Cook
    Education: Auburn University, B.S., 1982; Duke University, M.B.A., 1988
    Other Facts:
    Is an Auburn University football fan who has decorated his home and office with the school's memorabilia.
    Timeline:
    1982 - Joins IBM.
    1994 - Leaves IBM to join Intelligent Electronics as their chief operating officer of the Reseller Division.
    1997 - Leaves Intelligent Electronics to join Compaq as vice president of Corporate Materials.
    March 1998 - Leaves Compaq after only six months to join Apple when Steve Jobs offers him a position.
    1998-2002 - Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Apple.
    2000-2002 - Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, Sales, Service and Support at Apple.
    2002-2005 - Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Operations at Apple.
    2004 - Becomes the head of the Macintosh hardware engineering team.
    October 14, 2005 - Jobs names Cook chief operating officer (COO) of Apple.
    November 2005 - Becomes a member of Nike's board of directors.