Tripwire quickly appoints new interim CEO
John Gibson is no longer CEO of Tripwire Interactive after his support for the Texas Heartbeat Act enrages employees, business partners, and most of the internet.
Tripwire stated that Gibson's remarks “are of his own opinion, and do not reflect those of Tripwire Interactive as a company.”. The senior leadership at the company is “deeply sorry”, and hopes their various development partners will keep working with Tripwire.
- John Gibson no longer CEO “effective immediately”
- Company co-founder appointed interim CEO
- Tripwire disavow Gibson's politics
- Senior leadership wants a “more positive environment”
Townhall: Co-founder and vice president Alan Wilson has been appointed interim CEO, and will call a “company-wide town hall meeting” to assuage staff's worries about the controversy.
Divisive: Gibson's support of the US Supreme Court's decision not to block the Texas Heartbeat Act immediately caused a public protest, and Shipwright Studios declared that it would cancel contracts with Tripwire.