Adobe has appointed Solectron CEO Mike Cannon as its ninth board member.

Solectron is an $11 billion global manufacturing and supply chain management services company. He has been involved in the technology industry for 25 years, including time as Maxtor president and CEO, and senior management roles at IBM and Imprimis.

Adobe president and CEO Bruce Chizen said: "As we build out our core solution platforms and related business strategies, Mike will help drive decisions that serve the best interests of our customers and shareholders. His engineering, operations and executive management background complements the other board members and their individual areas of expertise."