John Warnock retires from Adobe Systems Incorporated!
MARCH 21, 2001 — On March 15, 2001, Adobe Systems Incorporated announced that
co-founder and industry icon John Warnock, 60, is retiring
from the industry-leading software company that he and
Charles Geschke founded in 1982. Warnock will remain as
chairman of the board alongside Geschke.
Warnock says that he has confidence in the abilities of
Adobe's management team, and he feels that it is an
opportune time to step down.
Under Warnock's technical leadership, Adobe has pioneered
the development of world-renowned graphics, publishing,
Web and electronic-document technologies. These technologies
the field of visual communication.
Warnock holds six patents, is one of the world's most
respected computer-software innovators, and has been
the recipient of numerous industry awards over the
last three decades.
Warnock is also a well-known corporate philanthropist.
Adobe co-founder Charles Geschke, who retired last year, says,
"I couldn't be more delighted for John and wish him much
happiness in his retirement."