A Blue Devil is taking charge at Apple.
Tim Cook, the technology company's new CEO, earned an MBA from Duke University in 1988 and was a Fuqua scholar.
Sports fans take note: The Alabama native also has an engineering degree from Auburn University, and his loyalties reportedly are tied mostly to the Tigers.
Apple announced late Wednesday that Cook, 50, has replaced its iconic CEO Steve Jobs, who has battled health issues for years. Cook became acting CEO in January, and has overseen day-to-day operations since 2007 when he was promoted to chief operating officer.
Cook also has ties to Big Blue. He joined Apple in 1998 from Compaq Computer, but had previously spent 12 years at IBM, mostly at that company's massive campus in Research Triangle Park.