Adobe’s new CTO Kevin Lynch, the creator of AIR, is basically in charge of the whole magilla now. Gary Kovacs, VP of product management and marketing for the mobile and devices business, will be general manager of the unit, reporting to Lynch, replacing Al Ramadan, who is leaving.
Kovacs, like Lynch, is a veteran of Macromedia, and before that was president of Zi Corporation. He started at IBM.
David Mendels, another Macromedia inheritance who’s been running the Adobe’s Business Productivity unit, where Acrobat lives, is also leaving the company.
He will be replaced by Rob Tarkoff, senior VP of corporate development, effective May 1. Taroff, in turn, will be replaced by Paul Weiskopf, currently VP of strategy, M&A and investments.
Tarkoff joined Adobe last year from EMC, where he had run global alliance and outsourcing and Captiva Software. He was a legacy from EMC's Documentum acquisition, where he was chief strategy officer.