John Loiacono to Head Adobe’s Creative Solutions Business Unit

Adobe Systems Inc. announced the appointment of John Loiacono as svp, Creative Solutions. In this role, Loiacono will have responsibility for the development, delivery and marketing of Adobe's entire creative software portfolio, including flagship brands such as Adobe Creative Suite, Macromedia Studio, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere Pro, Macromedia Flash Professional and Macromedia Dreamweaver. Based at the company's headquarters in San Jose, he will report to Shantanu Narayen, Adobe's president and coo.

"As we build out the Adobe Engagement Platform, centered around PDF and Flash, our creative products ensure that the content our customers produce will look its best, whether its on the printed page, an interactive web site or a mobile phone," said Narayen. "With John's leadership we will continue to innovate across the creative markets to deliver integrated suites that simplify workflows, while at the same time delighting our customers with cutting edge new product features that keep our software ahead of the competition."

Before joining Adobe, Loiacono served as evp of software at Sun Microsystems with responsibility for software technologies including the Solaris operating system, Java, Java Enterprise System suites, Java developer tools and Star Office. Prior to heading Sun Software he served as svp of Sun's operating platform group and previously held the position of chief marketing officer at Sun. Loiacono joined Sun in 1987 and holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Fresno State University.

Founded in 1982, Adobe is one of the world's largest software companies, generating annual revenues exceeding $1.2 billion. More than 3,700 employees across the world share Adobe's commitment to helping people communicate better. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Adobe is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol ADBE. For more information, visit www.abode.com.