Typesafe Names Derek Henninger Vice President of Engineering
Former Director of R&D for VMware's Development Tools to Drive
Innovation for Typesafe's Products and Projects
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/13 -- Typesafe, the
company empowering developers to build high performance web
applications, today announced the appointment of Derek Henninger as
Vice President of Engineering. With more than two decades of
experience managing high caliber developers, Henninger will lead the
software engineering teams building Typesafe's products and Akka,
Play and Scala open source projects.
"More and more developers are drawn to the Scala programming
language, Akka runtime and Play framework for their elegance and
efficiency, but also the ability to bring performance, productivity
and scalability to the Java ecosystem," said Henninger. "Typesafe
delivers the only development environment that enables the use of
these technologies within the enterprise. I'm honored to lead this
exemplary team of engineers, and look forward to helping the
company's customers meet the increasing demands for modern reactive
Henninger most recently served as Director of R&D for VMware's
Development Tools, where he led product development for open source
projects including WaveMaker, Scripted, and Spring Tool Suite among
other products. Henninger was co-founder of Persistence Software, a
NASDAQ listed company that created a new approach for managing data
in high-transaction banking and communications systems. He has also
held VP Engineering positions at Progress Software and WaveMaker
Software. Henninger has degrees in Computer Science and Economics
from University of California at Davis.
"Derek brings deep industry knowledge and a proven track record in
product development to Typesafe," said Mark Brewer, CEO of Typesafe.
"His 20+ years of experience, coupled with broad functional expertise
will be incredibly valuable as Typesafe continues to broaden its
technology platform and keep pace with our rapid growth trajectory."
With an expanding portfolio of enterprise customers, such as Juniper
Networks, Workday and LinkedIn, Henninger's appointment as VP of
Engineering will further align Typesafe's core open source
technologies to provide comprehensive support and ser
offers a next generation toolset for building reactive, scalable and
robust applications in Java and Scala, and Henninger will be
instrumental in furthering adoption and support for these projects.
"Derek truly understands the challenges businesses face when
developing and supporting reactive and robust applications," said
Martin Odersky, co-founder, Chairman and Chief Architect at Typesafe.
"He will be a tremendous asset to Typesafe, providing a unified
vision across all of our technologies and services."
For more information about Typesafe, please visit
Typesafe empowers developers to create rich, scalable
and reactive web applications. The Typesafe open source technologies,
including the Play web framework, Akka runtime and Scala programming
language, help developers deliver amazing Big Data, NoSQL, web apps,
and mobile apps. The Typesafe Subscription ensures success through
production support, training and consulting. Typesafe's services and
technologies are used by the world's most innovative companies such
as LinkedIn, Workday and Gilt Groupe.
Led by Mark Brewer, Martin Odersky and Jonas Boner, the Typesafe team
is defining the future of applications on the JVM. Headquartered in
San Francisco, CA, with offices in Switzerland and Sweden, the
company is backed by Greylock Partners, Shasta Ventures and Juniper
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