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James Von Ehr

James R. Von Ehr II (born June 2, 1950) is an American programmer and entrepreneur who co-founded Altsys in Richardson, Texas in December 1984. He served as its chairman and CEO until the company was acquired by Macromedia in January 1995.[1]

Altsys became the Digital Arts Group of Macromedia and Von Ehr remained as group vice president and general manager until 1997. He became a major shareholder of Macromedia and was a board member until 1998.[2][3][4]


  1. Macromedia completes acquisition of Altsys by Bloomberg News, The New York Times. 1995-01-25.
  2. Macromedia to buy Altsys Corp. by Jim Rosenberg, Editor and Publisher. 1994-11-05.
  3. Macromedia, Inc. History, Funding Universe. Accessed 2019-11-21.
  4. Jim Von Ehr, Zyvex Labs. Accessed 2019-11-21.

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