Apple has appointed Adobe’s chief technology officer Kevin Lynch as vice president of technology.
Lynch, who joined Adobe through its acquisition of Macromedia in 2005, will report to senior vice president Bob Mansfield.
At Adobe Lynch was responsible for innovation the company’s “long-term technology vision.”
His defection to Apple comes despite a previous spat between the two firms. Apple does not support Adobe’s Flash technology in its iOS device and a war of words opened up between the two firms in 2010 when former apple boss Steve Jobs posted an open letter titled ‘Thoughts on Flash’ in which he attacked the technology for being proprietary, poorly suited to mobile devices and the “number one reason Macs crash.”