Sources close to Quark, Inc. have confirmed that founder and chairman Tim Gill has left the company to pursue philanthropic efforts through his organization, the Gill Foundation. Fred Ebrahimi, Quark president and CEO, recently purchased Gill’s half of the privately held company. Gill founded Quark in 1981 writing word processing software for the Apple III. Ebrahimi was hired as president and CEO in 1986. Quark’s flagship product, QuarkXPress, has been one of the major applications in the desktop publishing field since its release in 1987. Representatives at Quark had no comment.
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