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Say Hello to Mozilla’s New CEO

Written on October 16, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Earlier this year Mozilla's CEO John Lilly announced that he's stepping down from being CEO to join another company. Luckily, Mozilla found the replacement right away in the person of Gary Kovacs. Good thing Mozilla made the right choice.

Foundation, the company behind our favorite , has announced today their chosen CEO. The new appointed CEO of is , senior vice president of mobile products at SAP and former gen. Manager of Adobe.

“I’m very happy to introduce Gary Kovacs as our new CEO for the Mozilla Corporation,” current CEO said in a blog post announcing the change. “I think he’s going to be great for Mozilla, and that our broad community will like him and be well served by him.”

Earlier, Lilly announced that he is leaving his post to join Greylock Partners. The appointment of Kovacs says something about Mozilla’s strategy for Firefox. Kovacs is strong when it comes to mobile focus.

“We talked to a lot of people, and Gary stands out for the way he bridges these skill sets,” said Mozilla Chair Mitchell Baker. “He melds the fundamentals of a good executive with a powerful understanding that Mozilla’s non-profit, public benefit mission drives everything we do, including those activities which might look like ‘business as usual’ to a casual observer. Gary brings a deep understanding of the mobile space and rich media from his time at Macromedia / Adobe and Sybase. Both of these areas are critical to the future of the Web.”

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