Macromedia has appointed former-Pixar executive Lawrence Levy as president and CEO of shockwave.com, Macromedia's Internet entertainment site.

Levy joins the company on Monday, June 19.

Levy, 41, was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Pixar Animation Studios – owned by Apple's CEO Steve Jobs – where he ran business operations and oversaw the company's IPO in 1995. Rob Burgess, chairman of shockwave.com, and CEO and chairman of Macromedia, said: "Lawrence has a unique combination of entertainment, technology, and business experience, that makes him an ideal person to lead shockwave.com to the next level."

Shockwave.com is Macromedia's "entertainment destination", featuring interactive games, cartoons, and music.