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Eclipse Foundation Staff

The Eclipse Foundation is fortunate to have some very talented people working full-time on behalf of the Eclipse community. Below is the list of our staff.

Eclipse email addresses all follow the firstname.lastname@eclipse-foundation.org convention.

Mike Milinkovich

Mike Milinkovich

Executive Director

Outside of work, Mike's passions are his family, the family cottage and hockey (as a coach, player and fan) in pretty much that order. When he's not working, or traveling for work, you will probably find him involved in one of those three things.

You can read Mike's blog at mmilinkov.wordpress.com/.


Mikaël Barbero

Mikaël Barbero

Team Lead, Release Engineering

Mikaël is developing cool new stuff and fixing annoying old bugs in the Eclipse Platform. He also helps take care of the released bits of the Eclipse Foundation. When he's not at his computer, he enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends and playing good old video games.

You can read Mikaël's blog at https://mikael-barbero.tumblr.com


Wayne Beaton

Wayne Beaton

Director of Open Source Projects

Wayne works for the Eclipse Foundation where he fills the dual roles of Director of Open Source Projects and Evangelist. He spends his days working with the many Eclipse open source project teams, learning about Eclipse technology, and making sure that everybody knows just how cool it all really is. In 1982, he received the prestigious Chief Scouts Award from then-Governor General Edward Schreyer. In 1984 his team was selected to represent beautiful British Columbia in the Kinsmen Voyageur Relay. In his spare time, he writes down meaningless accomplishments from his youth in a lame attempt to impress the reader.

Wayne authors the Eclipse Hints, Tips, and Random Musings blog.


Gaël Blondelle

Gaël Blondelle

Managing Director, Eclipse Foundation Europe GmbH and VP Ecosystem Development

Gaël has been involved in Open Source for 15 years with the goal to help companies adopt and develop open source projects and collaborate better. He joined the Eclipse Foundation in 2013 to develop the ecosystem in Europe, and to support the development of Eclipse Working Groups. Outside of work, Gaël likes spending time with his family and travelling to visit beautiful places in the world.


Paul Buck

Paul Buck

Vice President, Community Development

Paul's responsible for the growth and well being of the projects, work groups and the diverse community of members, committers and contributors at Eclipse. Once his work day is complete, you can find him outside running, biking and cross-country skiing the vast network of trails in Gatineau Park... and consuming large post work-out snacks.


Sharon Corbett

Sharon Corbett

Manager, Intellectual Property

Hailing from the most easterly province in Canada, Sharon is the resident "Newfie" of the Foundation! When away from the office, her new passion is her two adopted Chihuahuas!


Maria Teresa Delgado

Maria Teresa Delgado

Open Source Community Manager

Maria Teresa joined the Eclipse Foundation in 2018. Her role is to manage the Foundation activities within European Research Projects leveraging her experience in the IoT world with the Eclipse Open Source community. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with family more than anything in the world!!


Frédéric Desbiens

Frédéric Desbiens

IoT and Edge Computing Program Manager

Frédéric Desbiens joined the Eclipse Foundation in February 2019. As the IoT and Edge Computing Program Manager, his job is to help the community innovate by bringing devices and software together. After hours, Frédéric will typically be found reading a history book, playing video games or watching Anime. He also likes going outdoors and playing sports with his friends and family.

You can follow his blog at: https://blog.bluberrycoder.com/


Zahra Fazli

Zahra Fazli

Membership Coordinator

Zahra is the Membership Coordinator at Eclipse Foundation. Outside of work, Zahra loves to spend time with her friends and family, enjoys writing and traveling.


Ivar Grimstad

Ivar Grimstad

Jakarta EE Developer Advocate

Ivar Grimstad is the Jakarta EE Developer Advocate at Eclipse Foundation. He is a Java Champion, JUG Leader, and a frequent speaker at International developer conferences.

In his spare time, Ivar is usually busy with all sorts of outdoor sports and activities. As a Norwegian, he is born with skis on his feet and when the water is ice-free, he enjoys swimrunning in the Scandinavian archipelagoes.


Christopher Guindon

Christopher Guindon

Manager, Web Development

When he’s not at a computer, which is rare, Chris spends his time with his dog Winston, playing the drums, watching a Habs game or at the top of a hill snowboarding.


Frederic Gurr

Frederic Gurr

Release Engineer

Fred is a java developer by trade, based out of Cologne, Germany. Responsible for supporting Eclipse projects, focusing on build and release processes. In his spare time, Fred can be found kite surfing off the coast of the Netherlands and Spain, or building quadcopters and testing their flight capabilities.


Susan Iwai

Susan Iwai

European Ecosystem

Susan contributes to the outreach efforts around the European Research projects, as well as conferences and events. She also manages the back office for the European entity. On the other side of the work/life balance, Susan enjoys being outdoors, spending time with friends and family and a round or two of golf.


Anne Jacko

Anne Jacko

Conference Queen

When not in front of a monitor, Anne prefers activities that involve wearing a helmet--horseback riding, skiing, and cycling. One of her favorite books is The Chicago Manual of Style, so if you need help with the nitpicking details of writing in English, she's happy to help.


Marco Jahn

Marco Jahn

Manager, Research Projects

Marco is part of the Eclipse Foundation research team where he helps to turn innovations into successful open source projects. Outside of work, he enjoys skiing, spending time with family and friends and making pizza in his wood-fired oven


Shawn Kilpatrick

Shawn Kilpatrick

Intellectual Property Analyst

Shawn is a member of the Eclipse IP team. When he's not poring over code, Shawn enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar and singing, fishing, hiking, and boating at the family cottage, and cheering on his beloved Ottawa Senators.


Philippe Krief

Philippe Krief

Director, Research Relations

Philippe manages the Eclipse Foundation contributions to European-funded research projects. When he is traveling, Philippe enjoys photographing the places he visits, and when he isn't on the road, he is having fun with his family, riding his motorcycle or playing jazz with some good friends.


Perri Lavergne

Perri Lavergne

Membership Coordination Team Lead

Perri joined the Eclipse Foundation in May 2010. Her focus is on membership retention, management and sales, including sales of our advertising portfolio and sponsorships for our conferences. Outside of work Perri enjoys spending time with family and friends, medical research, volunteer work for organizations dealing with children with special needs, running, cooking and baking. Perri hopes to one day accomplish her long time dream of a unique day program for young adults with special needs.


Martin Lowe

Martin Lowe

Software Developer

Martin is a developer for the Foundation, working with the Web team and helping develop the Eclipse platform. When not working, Martin enjoys tabletop RPGs, video games, and music (both playing and listening).


Sharon Macdonald

Sharon Macdonald

Trademarks Specialist

Sharon is a member of the IP team. When she is not working, she likes to spend her time enjoying the outdoors with her family.


Jenn Martel

Jenn Martel

Director, Worldwide Operations

Jenn joined the Eclipse Foundation in September 2016. Away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching her girls play sports and is also a fitness enthusiast.


Thabang Mashologu

Thabang Mashologu

Vice President, Marketing

Thabang leads global marketing activities for the Eclipse Foundation. Outside of work, Thabang enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis and recording music in his home studio.


Shabnam Mayel

Shabnam Mayel

Senior Marketing Manager, Cloud Native Java

Shabnam joined the Eclipse Foundation in June 2019 as the Senior Marketing Manager with focus on Jakarta EE, Eclipse MicroProfile and other Cloud native java projects. Her passion is in multimedia marketing, and brand management . Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, watching anime series, hiking and reading.


Ralph Mueller

Ralph Mueller

Managing Director, Eclipse Foundation Europe GmbH and VP Ecosystem Development

Ralph's role at the Eclipse Foundation is focused on growing the Eclipse Ecosystem across Europe.

Ralph's passion outside of work is golf, both as a player and as a coach for children just starting the game. He's also helped both Mike and Donald to improve their games.


Tanja Obradovic

Tanja Obradovic

Jakarta EE Program Manager

Tanja joined Eclipse Foundation as Jakarta EE Program Manager June 2018. Having been involved with Java and Java EE for quite some time, revitalizing Enterprise Java seems like a good challenge and a great fit for her! Outside the office, she loves spending time with her family and friends, enjoys art events, outdoor activities (even in the winter!), visiting different countries and most of all spending summers on a beach.


Eric Poirier

Eric Poirier

Web Developer

Eric is part of the web development team! Other than working with web stuff, his other passions are mostly constituted of hockey, video games and tv shows.


Denis Roy

Denis Roy

Director, IT Services

In the office, Denis spends his time in front of a Linux command prompt, helping manage the servers, networks and software that run the Eclipse websites. When not at work, Denis enjoys time with his family and friends.


Sandy Thompson

Sandy Thompson

Finance Specialist

Sandy is the Finance Speacialist. Outside of work, Sandy enjoys travel, hockey (Go Leafs Go) and spending as much time as possible with her family, especially her grandchildren.


Laura Tran

Laura Tran

Marketing and Communications Assistant

Laura is the Marketing & Communications Assistant, providing support to effectively execute the Eclipse Foundation's marketing initiatives. When she's not on Photoshop, you can find Laura watching cooking shows and spending quality time with friends and family.


Karen Vaile

Karen Vaile

Office Manager

Outside of work, Karen drives her two busy kids around to hockey, softball, and dance. She has managed many of the teams her children have been on and helps coach softball. All too often, she sews name bars onto jerseys the night before the first game of the season and ribbons onto new pointe shoes minutes before the first class.


Matt Ward

Matt Ward

Systems Administrator

Matt spends his time triaging the Webmaster inbox and putting out fires. If you can't take the heat, stay out of the data center.


Paul White

Paul White

Vice President, Member Services

Paul’s role at the Foundation is to drive value for our members. His interests outside the Foundation are diverse, but all centre around family, friends, learning (and a bit of teaching) - all mixed with a heavy dose of travel.


Christie Witt

Christie Witt

Creative Specialist

Christie Witt joined Eclipse as the Creative Specialist in December 2019. She brings over 10 years of design, branding, and marketing experience to the Eclipse team and is a Registered Certified Graphic Designer.


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