(written from a Production point of view)
Tom Mason is a comic book editor. He worked for Malibu Comics while they published their Deep Space Nine series. He worked as an editor or co-editor on the first six issues of the monthly series. Along with Dave Olbrich, he was one of the founders of the company in 1986 until its purchase by Marvel Comics in 1994.
An interview with Mason is included in The Deep Space Log Book: A First Season Companion.