The results of the sixth MDJ Power 25 list once again puts Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the top of the Mac industry tree.
The list is assembled from survey answers sent by Mac industry leading lights, including executives, engineers and Apple insiders. The publishers of the list describe it as an attempt to track the perception of power and influence in the business.
"Even with Apple's important switch to Intel processors, the top spots on the list remain incredibly stable," said Matt Deatherage, publisher of MDJ. "Apple Computer employees and insiders occupy 13 slots on the 2005-2006 MDJ Power 25, down from 14 in 2004. Developers came bouncing back with four representatives, compared to just one in 2004. The remainder are media professionals, including two newcomers. Even though the survey for the 2005-2006 MDJ Power 25 was conducted in December, voters proved amazingly prescient, refusing to rank two of the high-level Apple executives who have since left the company - even though they made the top ten in the 2004 survey."
Apple chief operating officer Tim Cook held his second place position, Jonathan Ive took fourth and Wall Street Journal columnist Walt Mossberg took fifth place.
The full list follows:
1. Steve Jobs (CEO, Apple Computer)
2. Tim Cook (Chief Operating Officer, Apple Computer)
3. Adam C. Engst (author; publisher, TidBITS)
4. Jonathan Ive (VP of design, Apple Computer)
5. Walt Mossberg (technology columnist, Wall Street Journal)
6. Jason Snell (Editor-in-chief, Macworld magazine, USA)
7. Bertrand Serlet (Senior VP of Software Engineering, Apple Computer)
8. Chris Espinosa (Manager, Development Tools, Apple Computer)
9. Paul Otellini (CEO, Intel Corporation)
10. Jeffrey Robbin (iApplications engineer, Apple Computer)
11. Bruce Chizen (CEO, Adobe Systems)
12. Tony Fadell (Senior VP of iPod Engineering, Apple Computer)
13. David Pogue (author, television reporter, New York Times columnist)
14. John Gruber (author, DaringFireball.net)
15. Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel (VP and Publisher, Peachpit Press)
16. Brent Simmons (developer of NetNewsWire, NewsGator Technologies, Inc.)
17. Sina Tamaddon (Senior VP of Applications, Apple Computer)
18. Scott Forstall (VP of Platform Experience, Apple Computer)
19. Tim O'Reilly (founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media)
20. Bill Gates (Chairman, Microsoft Corporation)
21. Peter Oppenheimer (Chief Financial Officer, Apple Computer)
22. Ron Johnson (VP of Retail, Apple Computer)
23. Nick Ciarelli (pseudonymous publisher and editor-in-chief, ThinkSecret.com)
24. Bob Mansfield (VP of Macintosh hardware engineering, Apple Computer)
25. Sal Soghoian (AppleScript Product Manager, Apple Computer)
More information is available online.