ActiveState, the dynamic languages company, has appointed Angie Hirata as Director, Sales & Marketing.

Angie's successful track record includes more than twelve years of experience in marketing, PR, sales and business development in high-tech organizations including Maximizer Software, JustSystems, Eyeball Networks, Seagate Software and SEI Industries.

"We are thrilled to have Angie join and lead the team," said Bart Copeland, President and CEO, ActiveState. "Her experience in building teams and driving results will help us expand our markets and achieve our growth objectives."

On her new appointment, Angie stated, "This is an exciting time for ActiveState as the demand for commercial support for dynamic languages grows. I'm excited to be joining this team of world-class experts that's so passionately committed to supporting its community of developers and enterprise customers."

About ActiveState

ActiveState, established in 1997, creates and provides professional business solutions and industry-recognized tools for corporations and developers who use dynamic languages including Perl, Python, and Tcl. Its open source language distributions - ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl - are renowned for their quality and relied upon by companies and developers worldwide. ActiveState is owned by its employees and Pender Financial Group, a private merchant bank focused on technology in British Columbia

For more information, visit www.activestate.com.

Contact Information

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