Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors

John Arthorne
Elected Committer Representative

John has worked on the Eclipse and Equinox projects for the past decade in many different areas. He was the main developer on the resource model for many years, and designed the platform's concurrency infrastructure. In recent years he has focused on the Orion project, provisioning (p2), e4, and overall platform API quality. John is a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council, Planning Council, Eclipse Project PMC, and the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors. John is a Senior Software Developer at IBM, based in Ottawa, Canada.



Jutta Bindewald
SAP AG

Jutta joined SAP in 1993 as a software developer. She has worked in various areas of SAP’s technology platform, ranging from R/2 over R/3 to NetWeaver Java. Currently Jutta is working as Development Manager, leading the Java Persistence team. Additionally, she takes care of many Open Source related topics like Eclipse Long-Term Support. Jutta holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Technical University of Darmstadt.



Paul Clenahan
Actuate Corporation

Paul Clenahan is a founding member of the Eclipse BIRT Project and a continuing member of the BIRT Project PMC (Project Management Committee). Paul has over 20 years experience in the enterprise business intelligence industry working in a variety of Product Management and consulting roles with diverse customer applications.

In addition to his BIRT project role, Paul is VP of Product Management at Actuate and is responsible for coordinating overall product direction and vision for Actuate’s Business Intelligence technology based on emerging technology trends, market demands, customer feedback and internal innovation. Paul holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Edinburgh University, Scotland.





Pat Huff
IBM

Pat Huff is a Program Director in IBM Rational, responsible for Open Source and Eclipse. Pat manages an Open Source Center of Competency and the relationship between the IBM product development community and Eclipse. Pat has a long history of producing software development tools and frameworks, and in introducing open source and agile programming concepts into corporate infrastructures. His current interests lie in realizing Open Source's potential in commercially successful offerings. In addition to his board duties, Pat is the Chair of the Eclipse IP Advisory Committee and the co-chair of the Eclipse Long term Support Industry Working Group.



Etienne Juliot
OBEO

Etienne is one of the major contributors for the SCA subproject in STP, and he is involved in the Eclipse SOA IWG. Etienne is one the founders of Obeo, focusing on Model Driven tools. He contributes to several Eclipse projects (Acceleo, ATL, EEF, ...) and to several Open Source communities. He also drives the commercial strategy of Obeo on Eclipse Modeling technologies for reverse enginnering of legacy code and viewpoint modeling.



Mik Kersten
Elected Sustaining Member Representative

Dr. Mik Kersten is the CEO of Tasktop Technologies, creator and leader of the Eclipse Mylyn open source project and inventor of the task-focused interface. As a research scientist at Xerox PARC, Mik implemented the first aspect-oriented programming tools for AspectJ. He created Mylyn and the task-focused interface during his PhD in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. Mik has been an Eclipse committer since 2002, is an elected member of the Eclipse Board of Directors and serves on the Eclipse Architecture and Planning councils. Mik's thought leadership on task-focused collaboration makes him a popular speaker at software conferences, and he was voted a JavaOne Rock Star speaker in 2008 and 2009. Mik enjoys building tools that offload our brains and make it easier to get creative work done. Follow @mik_kersten on Twitter.



Jochen Krause
Innoopract GmbH

Jochen Krause is the project lead for the Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) project, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Eclipse Foundation. He is CEO of Innoopract, a recognized leader in Eclipse distribution and web application development. Jochen has had a leadership role in the Eclipse community since its inception in 2002, and in addition to RAP development, co-leads the Eclipse Runtime PMC and participates in setting the directions for the next generation Eclipse Platform (e4).

Jochen has focused Innoopract's product development on bringing Eclipse technology to enterprise customers, and at the same time has guided the company in making strategic technical contributions to Eclipse. In addition to Jochen's activities, Innoopract staff are involved in many Eclipse projects such as Riena, Eclipse Packaging and G-Eclipse.



Dennis Leung
Oracle

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.



Paul Lipton
CA Technologies

Paul Lipton is an Advisor and Senior Architect in CA where he leads the CA Industry Standards and Open Source Program in the Office of the CTO. Paul has been an architect and developer of enterprise systems for over 20 years. He has also participated in many standards organizations including OASIS and the W3C, and serves on the Board of Directors of the DMTF. Paul is a founding member of the CA Council for Technical Excellence, where he chairs the Emerging Technology Committee and also leads a project focused on leveraging Web 2.0 to improve research collaboration. He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and a Sun Java Champion. Paul is a highly sought-after author and speaker, and has shared his knowledge with appreciative audiences around the world covering topics such as industry standards, SOA, open source, technical innovation, enterprise architecture, social computing, virtualization, Web services, management/security, governance, autonomic computing, Web 2.0 and many other emerging technologies.



Achim Loerke
BREDEX GmbH

Achim is a software developer and architect at heart. As a managing director at BREDEX GmbH he is responsible for technology and development strategies. In addition he is the project lead of the Eclipse Jubula project and represents his company in the Eclipse foundation.



Ed Merks
Elected Committer Representative

Ed Merks leads the Eclipse Modeling Framework project and co-leads the Eclipse Modeling project along with Rich Gronback from Borland.  He is a coauthor of the authoritative book EMF: Eclipse Modeling Framework which is nearing completion of a second edition. He is interested in all aspects of Eclipse modeling and its applications.  He is well recognized for his dedication to the Eclipse community, posting literally thousands of newsgroup answers each year.  He is also an active blogger.  He spent 16 years at IBM, achieving the level of Senior Technical Staff Member after completing his Ph.D. at Simon Fraser Univeristy.  His experience in modeling technology spans 25 years.



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.





Shawn Pearce
Google Inc.

Shawn Pearce is a software engineering manager in Google's Open Source Programs Office, where he leads Git related tool development. After being a long-time contributor to the Git version control system, Shawn founded the EGit and JGit projects at Eclipse, and the Gerrit Code Review project as an off-shoot of the Android Open Source Project. At Google, Shawn and his team continue to develop innovative improvements for Git and Gerrit Code Review.



Max Rydahl_Andersen
Elected Sustaining Member Representative

Max Rydahl Andersen is leading the development of JBoss Tools and Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio and have several years working with Eclipse from both outside and inside of eclipse.org. His main interests for Eclipse.org is to keep the Eclipse IDE a viable platform for building desktop based tooling while also getting involved in offering a complementary cloud and web-based tooling offering.