Puppet Labs Hires Former Red Hat Executive as Vice President of Engineering

Brian Stein to Lead Engineering Technology Vision and Strategy During Period of Rapid Growth in IT Automation

Portland, Oregon, UNITED STATES

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2013) - Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software for system administrators, today announced that Brian Stein has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. Stein will lead the company's engineering team to more rapidly deliver innovative IT automation solutions designed for the cloud and virtualization era that enable enterprises to implement a DevOps approach to application delivery. 

Prior to joining Puppet Labs, Stein most recently was VP of Engineering at Red Hat, where he built and led the worldwide engineering team delivering Red Hat's family of cloud products, including virtualization management, OpenStack, cloud orchestration and management (on-premise and in leading public clouds), Linux provisioning and management, JBoss middleware management, high-availability, clustering, certificate server, and directory server.

"Brian's strong leadership coupled with his expertise in open source and commercial software business models offers Puppet Labs true competitive advantage as we aggressively invest in product innovation," said Luke Kanies, founder and CEO at Puppet Labs. "As we continue to design and deliver the industry's most user-centric IT automation software, Brian's deep knowledge will be invaluable to our future growth."

"Puppet Labs has a driven and highly talented team in place supporting an impressive roster of customers," said Stein. "I look forward to playing an instrumental role in helping Puppet Labs extend its market and technology leadership in DevOps and cloud automation."

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About Puppet Labs
Puppet Labs, Inc. is the leader in IT automation. Puppet Labs' software provides system administrators the operational agility, efficiency and insight they need to proactively manage dynamic infrastructure, scaling from tens of servers to thousands, physical or virtual, on premise or in the cloud. Thousands of the world's leading organizations are using Puppet Labs' software to configure and manage their IT infrastructure, including Citrix, eBay, NYSE, Match.com, Oracle/Sun, Shopzilla, and Zynga. Now numbering more than 120 employees and based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs is backed by investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, VMware, Cisco, True Ventures, Radar Partners, and Emerson Street Partners. To learn more, please visit www.puppetlabs.com.

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