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Adobe Co-Founder Dr. John Warnock Passes Away at 82

Adobe co-founder Dr. John Warnock passed away at the age of 82, Adobe announces. He founded the revolutionary software company Adobe with his partner, the now-late Dr. Charles Geschke, in 1982. Marva Warnock designed the company’s original logo, and Adobe released its first program, the desktop publishing software Adobe PostScript, two years later. Warnock served mostly as the company’s CEO until 2000 and was co-chairman of the board along with Geschke until 2017. Warnock remained on the company board of directors afterward.

About the Adobe 

Adobe is widely-associated with Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Photoshop, but the company has maintained an impressively broad portfolio of well-regarded staple applications in multiple industries. During Warnock’s tenure as its CEO, Adobe created industry-standard software for business, graphic design, photography, video editing, audio recording, and more. Warnock co-founded Adobe in 1982. He retired as CEO in 2000 and was chairman of the board, a position he shared with Geschke, until 2017.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Adobe CEO: Shantanu Narayen (1 Dec 2007–);
  • Adobe Headquarters: San Jose, California, United States;
  • Adobe Founders: Charles Geschke, John Warnock;
  • Adobe Founded: December 1982, Mountain View, California, United States.