Mark Thomas is a Staff Engineer with the SpringSource division of VMware. The majority of Mark's time is spent on the development of Apache Tomcat but he also provides expert Tomcat advice to the SpringSource support team and he leads the SpringSource security team as well as the integration of Tomcat with tc Server.
Mark has been using and developing Apache Tomcat for more than seven years. He became involved in the development of Tomcat when he needed better control over the SSL configuration than was available at the time. After fixing that first Bugzilla issue, he started working his way through the remaining Tomcat issues and is still going. Along the way, Mark became a Tomcat committer and PMC member, undertook the majority of the Servlet 3.0, JSP 2.2 and EL 2.2 development for Tomcat 7, created the Tomcat security pages, became a member of the ASF, joined the Apache Security Committee and is an Apache Commons PMC member where he contributes to Commons Pool, DBCP and Daemon. He is currently the Tomcat 7 release manager and also helps maintain the ASF's Bugzilla and Jira instances.
Mark has a MEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.