Vice President of Engineering, BEAMr. McDermott is the Vice President of Engineering for BEAs Business Interaction Division, based in San Francisco California. He is responsible for the AquaLogic User Interaction family of products and joined BEA as part of the recent Plumtree Software acquisition. Mr. McDermott was the first engineer hired by Plumtree in early 1997 and worked on the architecture and development of every Plumtree Portal product version. Prior to Plumtree he worked as an itinerant software consultant in London, Hong Kong, Sydney and Guam.