Mozilla CTO: Andreas Gal

At Mozilla, our mission is to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web and we do this by building trustworthy products and technology that give people more control over their online lives. Having a strong voice in the technology that underlies the Web platform and provides the foundation upon which the world builds products and services to bring that mission to life is critical.

Today, I am announcing the appointment of Andreas Gal as Mozilla’s new Chief Technology Officer.

Andreas is widely recognized as an authority on web technology and as a strong technical leader. He joined Mozilla over six years ago to apply his Ph.D. research to significantly advance the Javascript engine that powers Firefox with just-in-time compilation and since then has played key roles in virtually all of our major technology initiatives, including Firefox OS, Rust, Servo, pdf.js and Shumway.

Andreas will have responsibility for leading technical decision making, representing Mozilla externally on technology, and managing our R&D programs.  He will also continue to serve as VP Mobile as we continue to focus our efforts on delivering and scaling Firefox OS.

As our CTO, Andreas’ passion for technical excellence will help advance our mission and strengthen the open Web, and I look forward to working with him closely in his new role.

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