Having always been fascinated by science and physics, Barry Hochfield originally studied Applied Physics at the University of Strathclyde in the 1970’s before being presented with the opportunity to develop his career with a move to Xerox in California in ’79, then in ‘83 he joined Steve Jobs’ team at Apple for a totally unique experience working on the development of the original Macintosh computer.
Barry’s work there earned him several awards for his contributions, including this special pilot production version of the first Mac, shown left:
This educational journey also included study at the Apple Management Institute and exposure to strategies in management, marketing and HR from the global leaders at the time – who are still amongst the most admired revolutionaries of the computing age.
Then came a move back to Europe where Barry established Apple’s first offshore R&D Facility, based on outskirts of Paris. The team then went on to become the first to ship products designed outside of California.