Mozilla’s new CTO, Andreas Gal, will also continue to work as the company’s vice president of mobile, interim chief executive Chris Beard wrote in a blog post on the news today.
The move brings Firefox maker Mozilla some more stability after a scandal broke out over a donation Eich made to California’s gay-marriage-blocking Proposition 8. Some people called for Eich to resign, and that’s just what happened.
Before becoming vice president of mobile, Gal was Mozilla’s director of research.
“The work on TraceMonkey was an eye-opening experience for me. Through our products that are used by hundreds of millions of users, we can bring new technology to the Web at an unprecedented pace, changing the way people use and experience the Web.”