Bob Mansfield, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, will retire this summer after 13 years with the company. The company announced the news in a press release today. It’s a major departure, as during his career at Apple Mansfield has led the hardware engineering of devices including the Mac, iPhone, iPod, and the iPad — some of the most popular and profitable consumer electronic gadgets in modern history. He often takes the stage at Apple events to describe the physical details of how new devices are engineered. Mansfield has been well compensated for his efforts: This past February, MacRumors reported, he cashed in some $12.5 million in stock options. Read the full story at Tech Crunch.