Marcus Taylor Appointed as CEO for Feuerlabs
Erlang Solutions Limited, the world’s largest specialist Erlang services and support company, today announced that Marcus Taylor has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Feuerlabs Inc. and will be leaving Erlang Solutions at the end of March 2012 after over seven years, during which time the company enjoyed rapid growth and, in 2011, completed the sale of a majority interest to Trifork A/S.
Feuerlabs was founded in 2011 to address the need for highly scalable embedded systems as the demand for more intelligent energy, transport and utility systems grows. Feuerlabs will focus on developing a product called Exosense that covers the entire value chain from sensor to backend server as a single system. The design of Exosense will enable seamless integration with customer supplied backend systems and provide configuration management with software distribution out of the box. Since its founding Feuerlabs has sold its system to a number of companies that (further details of which will be announced later in 2012). Erlang Solutions holds a significant minority stake in Feuerlabs.
Marcus will bring his passion for Erlang and embedded systems to Feuerlabs along with his business, strategic planning and management expertise. Marcus’ key responsibility will be the day-to-day management of the company, including operations, regional offices and finances. Marcus has been a part-time, non-executive director of Feuerlabs since its founding. “I am delighted that Marcus is joining Feuerlabs and extremely pleased that we will be able to continue to work together in this very exciting market. ”, said Stuart Whitfield, CEO, Erlang Solutions Ltd. “Marcus and I have worked very well together over the past year, during which time he successfully transitioned from his role of former Erlang Solutions CEO, and I am sure that we will work very well together going forwards. The embedded market has huge potential and Feuerlabs will be a great partner to ESL.” Marcus Taylor stated: “Feuerlabs represents what I have wanted to do for a long time. Without my time at Erlang Solutions I would not have had this opportunity nor would I have the privilege of leading such a talented group of people. Ericsson (ERIC) is predicting 50 billion devices connected by 2020: that only gives us 8 years to make it happen. Our aim is to make the Feuerlabs offering the gold standard for embedded systems to ensure that new services, whether they be in health, transport or energy are easy to implement, reliable in operations and flexible to adapt. By setting these as our high level objectives I am confident we will succeed.”
“Erlang Solutions and Trifork are natural partners for Feuerlabs since we are innovative and leaders in highly scalable, distributed and reliable systems using Agile methods” Stuart Whitfield continued.
Before joining Erlang Solutions, Marcus spent 20 years amassing a broad experience in the IT and telecoms sector and its application in sectors such as automotive, payments, media, health and travel. He has an MBA from Boston University and a BSc (Hons) in Ergonomics from Loughborough University.
About Feuerlabs Inc
Feuerlabs provides the Exosense solution to companies that need a platform that covers the entire chain from sensor to backend system. By adopting Exosense an organization can focus on application development without having to worry about configuration management, software versioning,, and ad-hoc code execution. The Feuerlabs' device management hosting service provides a zero-cost start. It also addresses the multi-core problem domain once and for all. Feuerlabs is based Los Angeles, California.
About Erlang Solutions Ltd
Erlang Solutions specialises in supporting businesses with the creation, integration, delivery and lifetime support of products and services based on the Erlang programming language, from individual developers to Fortune 500 corporations. Erlang Solutions is the only company of its kind totally focused on Erlang and the Erlang community, offering industry-leading consultancy, research, development, training and worldwide support for businesses using Erlang. Erlang Solutions helps its customers to realise the potential of Erlang-based solutions, with all the inherent benefits of low lifetime cost, extreme reliability and scalability, which Erlang offers. Erlang Solutions has offices in London, Stockholm and Krakow. For further information please visit www.erlangsolutions.com
About Erlang, the programming language
Erlang is a programming language developed specifically for systems requiring extremely high levels of reliability and scalability. Erlang is ideally suited to use in systems with a high degree of concurrency, such as telecoms, banking, automotive, instant messaging and social networks. Erlang Solutions was founded in 1998 by several of the original creators of the Erlang language. Erlang is an Open Source language with an active and growing global community of developers and programmers.
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