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Adobe Reorgs: Mandels and Ramadan Gone, Lynch in Charge of the Whole Magilla

David Mandels, the man who killed ColdFusion Developer's Journal (may be Coldfusion too) is gone from Adobe

Told ya Adobe was gonna reorganize and put its mobile/devices operation in with its platform operation in the name of moving to a single technology platform and runtime for PCs, handsets and consumer devices.

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 (the man who killed ColdFusion Developer's Journal and declared war against AJAX and AJAX World) 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 the Documentum acquisition, where he was chief strategy officer.

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