WebAssign Names New Chief Technology Officer

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 28, 2012 — David Motsinger has been named chief technology officer of WebAssign, the leading provider of powerful online instructional tools for faculty and students.

Motsinger, a prominent Raleigh, N.C. technologist with more than 20 years of experience in the computer software industry, comes to WebAssign from Cary, N.C.-based StrikeIron, Inc., where he served in the same capacity for nearly seven years. Motsinger led the cloud computing technology team responsible for the design, development, deployment, and support of StrikeIron’s cloud-based data-as-a-service platform, software systems, data centers, infrastructure, and products.

Previously, Motsinger was co-founder and CTO of Covelight Systems, a security technology company that was sold to Radware in 2007. Prior to that, he was co-founder and CEO of GadgetSpace, a wireless application infrastructure company started in 1999 and sold to InPhonic in 2001. Covelight Systems and GadgetSpace both were based in Cary, N.C.

Motsinger joins WebAssign, based on Centennial Campus in Raleigh, N.C., at a time when the company is witnessing tremendous growth in the education technology field. The company employs more than 180 people.

“David’s combination of technology prowess and track record of building successful companies and teams made him an ideal fit for WebAssign,” said Alex Bloom, president at WebAssign. “As we continue to experience double-digit annual growth, it was important to find someone who could build and lead a technology team to support that growth. David brings the experience and leadership necessary to help drive WebAssign’s continued technical innovation.”

Motsinger was raised in Forest City, N.C., and attended North Carolina State University where he graduated with a computer science degree in 1989. In addition to starting technology companies, he also is an investor in two North Carolina restaurants, Zely & Ritz in Raleigh and Piedmont in Durham.
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WebAssign is the leading provider of powerful online instructional tools for faculty and students. Partnering with all major textbook publishers, WebAssign offers customizable pre-coded questions from a wide range of math and science textbooks along with easy-to-use tools that allow instructors create their own questions. To date, more than five million students have used WebAssign to submit over one billion answers to homework assignments, tests, and practice problems. In return, the students have received millions of pages of feedback on their work. During any one term, more than 500,000 students are using WebAssign at over 1,500 educational institutions worldwide. With more than 180 employees, WebAssign is one of the largest technology “startups” in RTP. Incubated on the North Carolina State University campus in 1997, WebAssign has a strong history of innovation, technology leadership and profitable growth. The private company is based on Centennial Campus in Raleigh, N.C.

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