Adobe CTO leaves for senior Apple post

Kevin Lynch to become iPhone maker’s VP of technology

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Adobe CTO leaves for senior Apple post Adobe said it would be leaving the CTO post vacant. (Getty Images)
By  Stephen McBride Published  March 21, 2013

Adobe Systems Inc's executive vice president and chief technology officer Kevin Lynch is leaving to take up a position as vice president of technology at Apple Inc.

"Kevin Lynch, Adobe CTO, is leaving the company effective March 22 to take a position at Apple," Adobe said in a statement to tech site The Next Web. It also confirmed his March 18 resignation in an SEC filing.

"We will not be replacing the CTO position [and we] wish Kevin well in this new chapter of his career."

Lynch has been at Adobe since its 2005 acquisition of Macromedia, creator of the Flash plug-in. He was a vocal critic of Steve Jobs' position on Flash when the late Apple co-founder decided not to support it on the iOS platform.

Lynch will report to Apple SVP Bob Mansfield who heads the company's wireless and semiconductor units.

With the CTO post vacant Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen will take direct responsibility for technology development, the company said.

558 days ago
Vinod Mehra

Law of attraction works for Apple. Adobe should sooner fill the position and maintain the progress because business paces even when you blink

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