MuleSource’s Ross Mason Named As InfoWorld Top 25 CTO for 2009

MuleSource co-founder and CTO recognized for industry leadership in the InfoWorld CTO 25 Awards
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO – June 2, 2009 – MuleSource, the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software, today announced that Ross Mason, Co-founder and CTO of MuleSource, has been named to IDG’s InfoWorld CTO 25, an honor bestowed upon senior IT executives who have demonstrated leadership within their companies and in the IT community.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as one of the technology industry’s top executives by InfoWorld. This award is really a testament to the incredible success of MuleSource,” said Mason. “We are proud that Mule ESB and Mule Galaxy are receiving recognition from a leading IT publication for their lightweight simplicity, delivering functionality that development teams really need, rather than following the crowd with check-box features.”

Mason founded the open source Mule project in 2003. Frustrated by integration "donkey work," he set out to create a new platform that emphasized ease of development and re-use of components. He started the Mule project to bring a modern approach, one of assembly, rather than repetitive coding, to developers worldwide. Mason founded MuleSource in 2006 to provide enterprise-class software, services and support to the thousands of organizations using Mule.

“The diversity of challenges that a CTO faces was very evident in this year's InfoWorld CTO 25 entries. But what was common across the 25 CTOs we chose as the year's top CTOs was a combination of management savvy, technological insight, and the ability to lead a team to success even in difficult circumstances,” said Galen Gruman, Executive Editor/News and Features, InfoWorld. This year's honorees reinvented untenable legacies, provided game-changing insight, and managed both their own teams and key organization stakeholders to make their businesses succeed through the use of technology. Our honorees did much more than implement technology well; they brought its use to a new level.”

Each year, InfoWorld honors IT executives who have shown leadership both inside and outside their companies. Nominations are reviewed and winners selected by the InfoWorld executive editorial team. The InfoWorld CTO 25 feature, including InfoWorld’s expert reporting and analysis, appears online at http://www.infoworld.com/infoworld-cto-25-awards-756.

About InfoWorld Media Group
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About MuleSource
MuleSource® is the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software. With more than 1.5 million downloads and thousands of production deployments, Mule is the world’s most reliable and widely used open source enterprise service bus (ESB) and integration platform. MuleSource delivers enterprise class software, support and services to the thousands of organizations that are using Mule, including industry leaders such as Walmart.com, Nestlé and DHL as well as 5 of the top 10 European and U.S. financial institutions. MuleSource is headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide. For more information visit www.mulesource.com.

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