Just a quick note to let all of you know that I’ll soon be leaving the Mozilla Foundation to take a new position as a sales engineer in the Federal sales group at IronKey. My last day at the Foundation will be Friday, December 11. Those of you with whom I worked pre-Mozilla know that this is a return to what I’ve done for most of my career (and I’ll be working with folks I’ve enjoyed working with previously). It’s been fun and interesting to work at Mozilla, but it’s time to move on.

I’m spending my last few days at the Foundation working on transitioning my various duties to others and helping out with planning for 2010. If there’s anything you need from me before I leave, please contact me in the next few days. After December 11 you can reach me at hecker@hecker.org; my work address will be fhecker@ironkey.com if you want to contact me on IronKey-related matters.

I appreciate all the help and support I’ve gotten from other folks at Mozilla. I’m sorry I won’t be able to thank all of you personally, and I won’t be at the Mozilla all-hands meeting next week so I won’t be able to say good-bye in person. I wish you all the best of luck in your endeavors, and look forward to seeing all the great things coming from Mozilla over the next year, from new releases of Firefox and Thunderbird to the start of Mozilla Drumbeat.

Bye and thanks, Frank Hecker « himorin's blog - 2009-12-05 08:35

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Giuliano - 2009-12-05 11:34

Hello Frank, I am feeling sorry reading that you’re on the way to leave the Foundation. We have got probably just one occasion to stay in contact during all these past years and more precisely when we at Mozilla Italia requested the authorization to use the name Mozilla for our Community and domain. Anyway I have read often your blog and followed the activities you did for Mozilla. So, I really want to say a big “thank you” for the amazing work you have done for Mozilla, its mission and point of view about the open web. More, I want to wish you a lot of success for your new engagement n the Federal sales group at IronKey. Again, thank you so much Frank! Cheers, Giuliano

hecker - 2009-12-05 13:47

Giuliano: Thanks for your kind words. I wish you the best of luck with your Mozilla Italia activities.

Henrik Gemal - 2009-12-06 22:59

Also big thanx here from Denmark for your contributions to the Mozilla community/project.

James Boston - 2009-12-07 17:00

Thank-you for your hard work on Mozilla Education. You have a unique ability for translating blue sky thinking into feet on the ground planning. Best of luck.

Mitchell Baker (mitchell@mozilla.org) - 2009-12-08 05:42

Frank Feels odd even though I know and can remember several times in the Mozilla history when you were a sales engineer. Thank you for everything. It’s hard to imagine the Mozilla Foundation without you. Best wishes for the coming era.

Steve Lee - 2009-12-11 14:41

Frank, a big thank you for all the accessibility related work you have achieved, along with the related initiatives you started with Aaron. The ripples are spreading far and wide.

David Bolter - 2009-12-11 15:36

“/me sighs”

Colby Russell (Sevenspade@gmail.com) - 2009-12-11 23:18

Frank, my personal journal has contained an entry that reads as follows:

If you must know only one thing, know this: your writings will never be as interesting as those of Frank Hecker.

I enjoy reading your input on all things, and I appreciate the class and professionalism you bring in your words.

Bob Lisbonne (bob@pixazza.com) - 2009-12-17 01:26

Frank, Thanks for all your work at Mozilla over the years, and best of luck getting back into Federal! Regards, Bob