“I would first like to thank Jay Sullivan for his contributions to Mozilla and to the Web. He has been a passionate force at Mozilla whose leadership, especially during the last year, has been important to our success, in particular with Firefox OS. Thank you, Jay!” said Eich in a statement today. “I am honored to have the role of leading Mozilla, as we look forward to our audacious goals across all of our products and the project as a whole.”
In its announcement today, Mozilla says that Eich “brings Mozilla’s founding vision and boldness to our current initiatives. These traits are a unique asset, as Mozilla brings openness and choice through new initiatives such as Firefox OS and cloud services.”
As part of this transition, Li Gong will become Mozilla’s COO and a number of functions inside of Mozilla will move under his organization, including cloud services, IT, marketplace, mobile & research and platform engineering.
Sullivan, who has been at Mozilla for six years, will leave to “pursue new opportunities” after a transition period.