Byron Macias is the VP of corporate communications for Google, but he’s also the VP for business development and innovation.
Macias, a former Apple executive who also helped launch the company’s new Glass initiative, is known for being the voice of the company.
But he’s in the middle of an internal shakeup at Google that could shake up the company, and may not have the same impact on stock prices as a change in leadership.
Macias was on the executive committee for Google’s first public stock offering since CEO Sundar Pichai took over in 2013.
Macia, who left Apple after a brief stint as the CEO of Motorola Mobility, was also the Google Glass executive team’s top policy director and senior director of business development.
His duties included overseeing the Glass team and developing its vision for the future of wearable technology.
But Macias has been a controversial figure at Google.
Last year, the Wall Street Journal reported that Macias had used Google to harass and pressure employees into dropping Google Glass.
That report prompted the company to fire him, which led to a backlash against Macias and Glass, which was at the center of the report.
On Wednesday, a Google spokesperson confirmed that Macia has been reassigned to a role at a different position.
“Google Glass is a great opportunity for Mr. Macios to grow as an industry leader, but as the new CEO, it’s important to ensure that we have a strong team to support our strategy moving forward,” a spokesperson told Vice News.
“We want Mr. Macintosh to remain at Google, and his time at Google will not change the direction of Glass.”
Macias has long been one of the more outspoken tech execs on Glass, especially in the wake of the recent controversy surrounding the company and Glass.
In August, Macias announced he would be leaving Google to focus on a new venture that would focus on wearable technology instead of Google Glass and the search giant’s Glass project.
In his statement announcing his departure, Macia said that he was stepping down because he didn’t want Glass to be a distraction from the company that he had helped build and develop.