(Pictured above: Dr. Michael Berger, one of the new co-presidents of DocuWare.)
DocuWare has announced that, effective January 1, 2019, company presidents Jürgen Biffar and Thomas Schneck will transition their leadership positions to Dr. Michael Berger, currently the company’s Chief Technology Officer, and Max Ertl, currently the company’s Chief Revenue Officer.
“Today’s announcements are about ensuring the company continues its long-term growth,” stated Jürgen Biffar, founder and president. “This new structure will enable DocuWare to benefit from the extraordinary opportunities ahead. There is tremendous innovation and creativity at DocuWare and I have total confidence in Michael and Max to harness that energy to execute the company’s growth plan,” he added.
The next phase of DocuWare’s growth will be led by newly appointed co-presidents, Dr. Michael Berger and Max Ertl.
“As with any successful company, change and transition is necessary. Therefore, it is with pride and gratitude that we hand over the responsibility to Michael & Max”, stated Thomas Schneck, president. “Both have played critical roles in the development and success of DocuWare and we believe there is no one more qualified to lead the company,” he concluded.
Dr. Michael Berger holds a Ph.D. in computer science, specializing in distributed and intelligent systems. After serving in senior positions within Siemens AG, the 48-year-old joined DocuWare in 2008. As Vice President Research & Development, Berger placed the development process on a modern foundation, driving innovations such as DocuWare Cloud and Intelligent Indexing. In May 2013, he took on the added responsibility of the company’s worldwide Technology Department, which encompassed Product, Research & Development, QA and IT Operations. He was promoted to Chief Technology Officer at the beginning of 2016. Dr. Michael Berger will assume global responsibility of products, services and finance.
Max Ertl joined DocuWare in 2001. He had previously held leading positions at Siemens AG in the areas of strategic planning, marketing and international software sales and at Nemetschek, a construction software specialist. When he first joined DocuWare, Ertl was responsible for marketing. In 2006, he took over German-language sales regions and in 2008 assumed responsibility for the subsidiaries in France, Spain, the UK and the EMEA regions.
In a statement released to staff across DocuWare’s global office locations yesterday, Biffar and Schneck thanked their staff of 300 for their work and dedication and emphasized that the entire DocuWare community, from employees to partners to customers, are the true reasons behind DocuWare’s long-term sustainability. Their achievements in business growth enabled strategic re-investment into product and technology developments that have enabled DocuWare to become a known and trusted brand in the content services space.
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