The Computer History Museum named former Apple executive Dan’l Lewin as its new CEO and president. He was one of Steve Jobs’ top guys back in the early days of Apple, notes Cult of Mac.
Lewin served in a number of marketing roles from 1981 to 1985 and was recruited by Jobs to join his new company, NeXT, after Jobs was fired from Apple.
Lewin will lead the organization through its next phase of growth, including expanding the museum’s interpretation efforts and content and media creation to further reach and impact global audiences. He will develop and direct the strategy, fundraising, and ongoing operations of the museum, including those of its Exponential Center — dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation — and the Center for Software History. Lewin will officially assume the position on March 7.
The mission of the Computer History Museum is to “preserve and present for posterity the artifacts and stories of the Information Age.” Located in Mountain View, California, it’s a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs, oral histories, and moving images.