Adobe loses Chief Technology Officer to Apple
A tweet from Jon Frott at CNBC reported that Kevin Lynch, the Chief Technology Officer at Adobe is leaving the company to join Apple and will be reporting to Bob Mansfield, Apple's Senior VP of Technologies. The departure was confirmed by Adobe in an SEC filing as well as a statement to AllThingsD:
"Kevin Lynch, Adobe CTO, is leaving the company effective March 22 to take a position at Apple," an Adobe spokesperson told AllThingsD. "We will not be replacing the CTO position; responsibility for technology development lies with our business unit heads under the leadership of Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen. Bryan Lamkin, who has recently returned to Adobe, will assume responsibilities for cross company research and technology initiatives as well as Corporate Development. We wish Kevin well in this new chapter of his career."
Mr. Lynch was the Chief Software Architect for Macromedia for ten years before the company was acquired by Adobe. At Adobe, Mr. Lynch sometimes addressed Apple's very vocal stance against Flash.