Olaf Drümmer, president of both callas software GmbH and axaio software GmbH in Berlin, has been involved in the print, publishing and document management industries since 1990. He is recognized worldwide as an expert in PDF and color management. As a participant in the ISO he was heavily involved in the standardization of PDF/X and PDF/A.
Drümmer also serves as chairman of the European Color Initiative (ECI), which has ensured the continual application of ISO standards for color management and printouts in daily business far beyond the European borders since 1996.
As chairman, he coordinates all activities of the PDF Association and is responsible for recruiting new members.
An independent consultant, Duff Johnson founded Document Solutions, Inc. (DSI), the first business document service bureau for PDF files, in 1996. In 2009, he merged DSI into Appligent, Inc., and led the resulting Appligent Document Solutions from January 2009 until June, 2011. He then led NetCentric Technologies as President until January, 2013.
Johnson serves several leadership roles in International Standards development, including as Project co-Leader for ISO 32000 (PDF), Chair of the US TAG for ISO 32000 and Chair of the US TAG for ISO 14289. He is currently serving as AIIM’s Standards Board Chairman and on AIIM’s Board of Directors. Author of dozens of articles and a respected blog on electronic document management subjects, Johnson is known throughout the ECM industry as a leading strategist, consultant and educator.
As vice chairman, Johnson is responsible for articulating the vision of the PDF Association, driving content and value to members.
Nora Calvillo, Sr. Product & Marketing Manager – Adobe Systems Incorporated. Nora Calvillo is an experienced product management and marketing leader with over 25 years of experience in the high tech industry. Nora is responsible for driving internal acceptance and business reasons for consideration of open source within Adobe. She is also the Convener for the International Working Group in ISO responsible for driving ISO 32000 (PDF); in this role she drove the international working group to approve and publish PDF as an official ISO standard in 2008.
Nora started her career as a systems analyst working in the Space Division of a national defense contractor and has held a number of different positions including software engineer, engineering manager, product and marketing manager in a number of companies.
Peter Duff, one of Adlib Software’s founders, is currently President and CEO of Adlib Software. His mandate is to establish Adlib as the industry standard in automated document-to-PDF conversion software. With more than 20 years of experience in the enterprise content management space, Peter is a leading expert on document workflow automation technologies. He joins the blogosphere to share his passion on the latest strategies and best practices in automating document processes to help organizations drive bottom line results. Peter holds a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University at Kingston, and a Master’s degree in Information Science from the University of Toronto. Peter is married with two children and lives in the greater Toronto area. A true Canadian, Peter has a passion for hockey and is a devoted fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
François Fernandès is a product manager at levigo solutions gmbh, responsible for the development of the jadice web toolkit, a pure HTML document viewer, capable of viewing PDF documents on all devices. François studied business informatics and has dealt with the topic of PDF since 2004. While studying business informatics, he completed an internship at the levigo solutions. In this context, he was fascinated by the PDF format and accompanied the implementation from the first steps of architectural design to product maturity and its use by customers. François says ”For our members I serve as a contact person in the area of PDF and the ISO 32000. As a chairman of the PDF Competence Center I am looking forward on the future development of the ISO 32000, supported by activities of the PDF Competence Center. Together with the board of the PDF Association, I would like to find ways to inform and educate about those developments in the future.”
Carsten Heiermann is founder and CEO of the LuraTech group headquartered in Berlin (Germany) with branch offices in Remscheid (Germany), London (UK) and Redwood City, CA (USA).
After studying communications engineering and undertaking work in various IT companies, since 1995, Carsten Heiermann has concerned himself with topics connected with compression, standardization and electronic document capture and conversion. Heiermann’s company, LuraTech, developed patented technologies and products in the field of document and image compression, and today offers a variety of integrated products and integration platforms for production level document conversion.
As Member of the Board, Heiermann acts as the Dutch Country Chapter sponsor and focuses on the PDF/A standard.
Since 2011, Andrew Holmes, Director Desktop of Nitro has risen from QA Manager to his current position in charge of all desktop products. Nitro Pro 9 has been his proudest achievement so far—the first desktop application integrated with Nitro Cloud. He’s also enjoyed helping the company triple in size, having personally hired 25 new Nitronauts. Previously, Andrew worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland in London. He was taking a month off to pursue his passion as a helicopter pilot when Nitro’s VP of Desktop gave him the call. His 5-year plan at Nitro is to help grow the company and change the world by making peoples’ digital lives easier. Away from work, Andrew loves to spend time with his family, hiking and skiing whenever possible. He likes to jump out of aircraft as well as fly them.
Hans-Joachim Hübner is head of solutions and sales at Satz-Rechen-Zentrum Berlin, a German company specializing in the areas of ECM and document capture. He has made major contributions to the company’s software development success in the areas of document capture, ECM and content management systems. During more than 25 years of experience, he has managed successful large digitization projects and has developed a range of solutions and workflows in the ECM, library and archive context.
Matt Kuznicki, Chief Technical Officer of Datalogics, has been actively involved with PDF solutions and technologies since 2000. He is a recognized expert in technical PDF and imaging matters and an active participant in PDF standards committees and forums. He takes a special interest in ensuring the reliable communication of information across different computing systems and communities, as well as the long-term ability to retrieve information from electronic documents.
Dr. Bernd Wild, 47, is originally a graduate physicist. After completing his studies, he worked for several years at a computer science research center in the field of artificial intelligence and its possible applications in industrial processes. Upon obtaining his PhD, Dr. Wild was responsible for the organization and management of C/S software development at an IT service provider in the banking sector. Together with some partners, he founded intarsys consulting GmbH in Karlsruhe in 1996.
Dr. Wild now concentrates on consulting and providing assistance for complex system integration projects. Document technology has increasingly become a focal point during the past few years. This includes not only the creation of documents from source data, but also the entire documentation life cycle through to archiving. Technologies like electronic signatures, intelligent forms and document standards are at the core of his activities. In addition, intarsys offers products and software components that support these technologies and can be used for easily and reliably designing customer specific solutions.
Thomas Zellmann has been working in EDP for more than 20 years and has extensive experience with classic and modern IT solutions. He started his job at LuraTech in 2001. Prior to joining LuraTech he worked for Softmatic AG, Software AG and Nixdorf among others. Zellmann is working in the banking/insurance and archives/libraries segments and is one of LuraTech’s shareholders.
As managing director he coordinates and executes many of the activities of the PDF Association. He is the main contact for all members, vendors and users.