Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors

Chris Aniszczyk
Elected committer representative

Chris Aniszczyk is the technical lead for the Plug-in Development Environment (PDE) project at Eclipse. Chris also commits on various other Eclipse projects and sits on the Eclipse Architecture Council. Chris's passions are blogging, software advocacy, tooling and anything Eclipse. He's always available to discuss open-source or Eclipse over a frosty beverage.

Tim Barnes
OpenMethods LLC

Rich Bartlett

Michael Bechauf

Hans-Christian Brockmann
brox IT-Solutions GmbH

Chris Brockmann was educated in Germany, the United Kingdom and the USA. He studied business administration in Göttingen (Germany) and Winston Salem (USA) where he earned an MBA degree. He spent 10 years with Baan Company's Solutions Center Automotiv, where he built a strong background in production and logistics planning. Later he was in charge of automotive retail solution projects in Europe and Asia. He founded brox IT-Solutions GmbH in 1998 with the vision to help businesses make the most of the massive amounts of available information. In 2008 brox and partners proposed to the SMILA (previously EILF) project to become the new open-architecture standard for handling unstructured information.

Mark Coggins
Actuate Corporation

Mark Coggins is Senior Vice President of Engineering at Actuate Corporation. He has over 20 years of management experience in the software industry, including a significant tenure in the software tools space. Among previous positions held, Mark was VP of Engineering at Interactive Development Environments, developers of the "Software through Pictures" product line and the first company to provide tool support for UML. He has an undergraduate degree in International Relations and a masters degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, and is the author of four crime novels set in the Silicon Valley.

Winston Damarillo
Exist Global (formerly DevZuz)

Robert Day
Elected Add-in provider representative

Robert Day has spent his entire career involved with software development. For the last 20 years his focus has been on embedded software; developing, selling and marketing many of the popular tools and real-time operating systems.

Robert has been heavily involved with the Eclipse Foundation since 2004, and has held the chair of the Eclipse embedded workgroup since then. He has published many articles, given many conference papers, and strongly promoted Eclipse into the embedded software market. His current position is VP of Marketing at LynuxWorks, who now have standardized on the Eclipse platform for all their development tools.

Ricco Deutscher

Dr. Ricco Deutscher is CTO and co-founder of SOPERA. Before joining SOPERA, Ricco Deutscher was an architecture and technology expert at McKinsey and in charge of international architecture projects. In this capacity he developed the fields of SOA and Open Source at McKinsey. In addition, Ricco Deutscher was also co-founder and president of flatfox AG, a provider of email marketing technologies. He began his professional career as a software architect at SAP AG in Walldorf. Dr. Ricco Deutscher studied physics at the Universities of Leipzig and Moscow, and received a Doctorate in Theoretical Physics from Hanover.

Doug Gaff
Elected committer representative

Doug Gaff is the PMC Lead for the Device Software Development Platform (DSDP). Doug is also a Senior Engineering Manager on Wind River's commercial Eclipse-based product, Wind River Workbench. He is responsible for Eclipse open source contributions and adoption of Eclipse technology commercially. Doug has 13 years of embedded software development experience and holds a Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering.

Richard Gronback
Borland Software Corp.

Richard Gronback is chief scientist for modeling products at Borland Software Corporation, managing both open source and commercial product development. Richard co-leads the Modeling project Project Management Committee (PMC), along with Ed Merks of IBM, and leads the Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) project. Richard holds a BSE in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Connecticut, and was a reactor operator in the U.S. Navy prior to his current career in software.

Andi Gutmans
Zend Technologies

John Kellerman

Mik Kersten
Elected committer representative

Mik Kersten is the President and CTO of Tasktop Technologies, lead of the Eclipse Mylyn project, committer on the AspectJ project, and member of the Eclipse Architecture Council. While a research scientist at Xerox PARC, Mik implemented the first aspect-oriented programming IDE extensions. He then created Mylyn and the Task-Focused Interface technology while completing his PhD at the University of British Columbia. Mik's passion is building Eclipse-based tools that offload our brains and make it easier to get creative work done.

Jonathan Khazam
Intel Corporation

Jon Khazam is Vice President & General Manager of the Manageability & Middleware Division in IntelÕs Software and Solutions Group. He leads a worldwide organization responsible for the development of value-add manageability-related software and middleware products, including the Intel XML Software Suite. Jon became involved with Eclipse in 2003 while he was leading the development of Intel software tools, including compilers, performance analysis tools, performance libraries and binary translation. He has been a key contributor to IntelÕs software enabling efforts since the introduction of MMX Technology, which first inspired his interest in software development tools. Jon has an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University. He is also an independent board director at Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc.

Jochen Krause

Stephane Lacrampe

Dennis Leung

Dennis Leung is Vice-President of Development for Oracle Fusion Middleware, leading the development teams for the award-winning Oracle TopLink product, Eclipse Dali, and EclipseLink projects. Dennis has been involved in providing enterprise data solutions for over 14 years and also has a background in telecommunications. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Business Administration from Queens University.

Jeff McAffer
Elected committer representative

Emma McGrattan
Elected Add-in provider representative

Emma McGrattan is senior vice president of engineering at Ingres. She is responsible for technology integration and the development of emerging technologies. A leading authority in DBMS technologies, Emma has been instrumental in the ongoing success of the Ingres product line. Emma joined Ingres from CA where she held a similar position and was responsible for the Ingres family of relational database management products. She started her career with Ingres in 1992, and has held a variety of senior development and management positions. Born in Ireland, Emma earned a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from Dublin City University.

Ed Merks
Elected committer representative

Ed is a senior technical staff member at the IBM Toronto Software Lab. He leads the top-level Eclipse Modeling Project along with Rich Gronback from Borland as well as the Eclipse Modeling Framework subproject. He holds a Ph.D. in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University and is an active blogger.

Wolfgang Neuhaus
itemis AG

Wolfgang Neuhaus is a co-founder and member of the board of itemis AG. Previously he was Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Brockhaus AG and headed a team of 80 software developers and consultants.

Wolfgang earned a degree in Computer Science from the University of Dortmund in 1995. He has extensive practical experience in introducing and implementing Model Driven Software Development, which is his core focus. He is a well-known journal-published writer, an IT conference speaker, and is responsible for the company's technical vision and for the cooperation with research institutes.

He also is a member of the strategy committee for software intensive embedded systems of BITKOM.

Eric Newcomer
IONA Technologies

Tracy Ragan
Elected Add-in provider representative

Tracy has served as CEO and COO for OpenMake Software since 1995. She began her professional IT career in 1989 consulting to Fortune 500 organizations in the areas of testing, configuration management and build management. It was during her consulting experiences that Tracy recognized the lack of build management procedures for the distributed platform that had long been considered standard on the mainframe. In the four years leading to the creation of OpenMake Software she worked with development teams in implementing a team-centric standardized build management process. Tracy received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA.

James Saliba
CA Inc.

James Saliba is vice president of Intellectual Property and Standards at CA Inc., responsible for managing CA's patent program and participation strategies in standards setting and open source organizations.

Leveraging expertise in intellectual property, industry standards, business development and R&D, James works closely with CA business units to strengthen thought leadership and revenue generation by strategically aligning with current and future product portfolios.

With more than 20 years of experience leading software development teams and commercializing technical innovations, James has deep industry knowledge and serves on the board of directors for the Eclipse Foundation and the Object Management Group. He holds a bachelor of science degree in Computer Information Systems and an executive master of business administration degree from St. Joseph's College.

Steve Saunders
Wind River

Somasundaram Shanmugam

Mitch Sonies
Cloudsmith Inc.

Mike Taylor
Elected Add-in provider representative

Mike Taylor is President, CEO, and co-founder of Instantiations, Inc. and has been involved with Eclipse since late 1999. He has extensive senior management experience in the enterprise software development tools arena. During his 30-year career in the software industry Mike has been involved in founding several successful high-tech software companies.

Mike holds a BA and and MBA from the University of Washington. In addition to his software-related business activities he is a private pilot, past-president of the Oregon Archaeological Society, and has co-authored several books on Pacific Northwest Indian rock art. Mike lives happily with his wife and dog in Vancouver, Washington.

Todd E. Williams
Elected Add-in provider representative

Todd Williams is Vice President of Technology and co-founder of Genuitec and has been involved with Eclipse since its public launch in 2001. He is a recognized speaker and author on Eclipse technologies and his publications include a 2002 article that became the genesis of the Eclipse rich-client platform. Todd has over 20 years of experience in development of computing infrastructures, large scale distributed software architectures, and optimization of development processes, techniques and tools.

Prior to Genuitec, Todd served as Enterprise Architect for Viewlocity's Global Supply Chain Event Management Suite, Senior Consulting Architect at Objectspace, and Parallel Systems Consultant for Mobil's Advanced Research Center. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Christy Wyatt