22 Facts About Charles Geschke


Charles Matthew "Chuck" Geschke was an American businessman and computer scientist best known for founding the graphics and publishing software company Adobe Inc with John Warnock in 1982, and co-creating the PDF document format with John Warnock.


Charles Matthew Geschke was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 11,1939.


Charles Geschke taught mathematics at John Carroll University from 1963 to 1968.


Charles Geschke was a co-author of Wulf's 1975 book The Design of an Optimizing Compiler.


Charles Geschke started working at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center in October 1972.


In 1978, Charles Geschke started the Imaging Sciences Laboratory at PARC, and conducted research in the areas of graphics, optics, and image processing.


Charles Geschke hired John Warnock, and together they developed Interpress, a page description language that could describe forms as complex as typefaces.


Charles Geschke's interviews are often featured in documentary films produced by the Silicon Valley Historical Association, including the PBS Silicon Valley, a One Hundred Year Renaissance, narrated by Walter Cronkite.


From December 1986 until July 1994, Charles Geschke was Adobe's Chief Operating Officer, and from April 1989 until April 2000 he was the company's president.


Charles Geschke retired as president of Adobe in 2000, shortly before his partner Warnock left as CEO.


Charles Geschke had served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Adobe from September 1997 to 2017.


The spokesperson added that Albukhari had been arrested after he had picked up the $650,000 ransom that Charles Geschke's daughter had left at a drop-off point.


Charles Geschke was released unhurt after being held for four days, although he stated that he had been chained.


In 1999, Charles Geschke was inducted as a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.


Charles Geschke won the 2008 National Medal of Technology and Innovation, awarded by President Barack Obama.


On Sunday, May 20,2012, Charles Geschke delivered the commencement speech at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio, where he had been a mathematics professor early in his career and was awarded an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters.


Charles Geschke served on the boards of the San Francisco Symphony, the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, the Commonwealth Club of California, Tableau Software, the Egan Maritime Foundation, and the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club.


Charles Geschke was a member of the computer science advisory board at Carnegie Mellon University.


Charles Geschke was a Catholic and met his wife Nancy "Nan" McDonough at a religious conference on social action in the spring of 1961.


Charles Geschke's father helped during the early days of Adobe by checking color separation work with his engraver's loupe.


Charles Geschke described his father's acknowledgment of the high quality of the halftone patterns as "a wonderful moment".


Charles Geschke is survived by his wife, three children and seven grandchildren.