John Scully

Updated: 12/30/2019 by Computer Hope
John Scully

Name: John Scully

Born: April 6, 1939

Computer-related contributions

  • American businessman.
  • Vice-president (1970-1977) and president of PepsiCo (1977-1983), until he became CEO of Apple on April 8, 1983, a position he held until leaving in 1993.
  • First used and coined the term PDA at CES while describing the Apple Newton on January 7, 1992.

Honors and awards

  • Named Silicon Valley's top-paid executive (1987).


"People who take risks are the people you'll lose against."