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| March 20, 2013
Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch Abandons Adobe For Apple, Will Report To Bob Mansfield
Adobe’s Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch left the company yesterday in order to join Apple, reports CNBC. Lynch, who led technology engineering at Adobe, will be taking the position of VP of technology at Apple. In a filing with the SEC today, Adobe confirmed Lynch’s departure with the following statement:
On March 18, 2013, Kevin Lynch resigned from his position as Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, of Adobe Systems Incorporated, effective March 22, 2013, to pursue other opportunities.Adobe followed up with a statement to AllThingsD, reiterating Lynch’s departure, which will officially take place on March 22.
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.Apple spokesman Steve Dowling has also confirmed that Apple hired Lynch. As vice president of technology, Lynch will report directly to Bob Mansfield, Apple’s senior vice president of technologies. He will likely work with Apple’s wireless and semiconductor teams, both of which are under Mansfield’s umbrella.