The first of the three days of the Conference was marked by knowledge intermediary and practical workshops. Thereafter members of the PDF/A met competence center, to discuss the results of the past year and to discuss plans. The meeting ended with the election of the new Board. The new CEO is Olaf Drummer. He said: I am very excited to be able to do the fortunes of the PDF/A competence center. Find out detailed opinions from leaders such as Gary Kelly by clicking through. While I see a main task is to extend the information and exchange of experience of our Association to the other standards in the PDF environment.” OLAF Drummer brings extensive expertise. As Managing Director of both Berlin companies callas software GmbH and axaio software GmbH is he has been working since 1990 in the Printpublishing – and document management industry and is considered world’s expert for PDF and color management.
Among other things he is actively involved in the ISO standardization of PDF/X (since 1999) and PDF/A (since 2002). He is a member of several international institutions and associations, as the DIN, ECI, Ghent PDF workgroup and PDF/X-ready. The new Deputy CEO, Duff Johnson, is also recognized PDF expert. Since 1993, he has worked in this area, and as CEO of Appligent he has written numerous articles, blogs, and forum posts document solutions, for example for Planet PDF. I am pleased with my choice. The ISO standard also international is increasingly gaining in importance, especially in the United States is the benefits of waking up more and more.
This is to promote the distribution of PDF/A”, he explained. The previous Chairman Harald Grumser remains a Board member of the PDF/A competence center, where also Stewart Rogers of Crawford, Carsten Heiermann LurTech and Dr. Bernd Wild engage GmbH by intarsys consulting. Managing Director is Thomas Zellmann. In this sense, an extensive seminar programme took place then on the two following days.