SpringSource hires BEA vet

SpringSource, keeper of the popular Spring Framework for Java development, has hired a former BEA Systems official. Peter Cooper-Ellis, former executive vice president and general manager for the WebLogic Server product line at BEA, has joined SpringSource as senior vice president of engineering and product management, SpringSource said. He will lead the team that recently unveiled the SpringSource Application P

SpringSource, keeper of the popular Spring Framework for Java development, has hired a former BEA Systems official.

Peter Cooper-Ellis, former executive vice president and general manager for the WebLogic Server product line at BEA, has joined SpringSource as senior vice president of engineering and product management, SpringSource said. He will lead the team that recently unveiled the SpringSource Application Platform, featuring a Java application server positioned as an alternative to legacy Java application servers.

“Peter is a heavyweight in the enterprise Java market,” says Rod Johnson, CEO of SpringSource, in a statement released by the company. “His broad engineering and product management experience will greatly help us continue to redefine the application server market by developing world-class, industry leading enterprise Java products that are compelling alternatives to their legacy counterparts.”

Cooper-Ellis also had management responsibility for many acquisitions for BEA and participated in product strategy, SpringSource said. BEA recently was acquired by Oracle.

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