BOARD AND STAFF MEMBERS

Comprised of senior executives from a cross-section of the PDF industry, the Board of Directors steers the PDF Association's activities and directs its strategic objectives. 

The staff of the PDF Association execute the day-to-day business of the organisation and operate the various working groups, events, publications and editorial activities on behalf of the membership.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Raf Hens
Raf Hens Chairman

Raf Hens is the CTO at iText Group. Before joining the company in 2012, he worked as a researcher at …



Dietrich von Seggern
Dietrich von Seggern Vice-Chairman

Dietrich von Seggern received his degree as a printing engineer, and in 1991 started his professional career as head of desktop …



Leonard Rosenthol
Leonard Rosenthol Board member

Leonard Rosenthol is the Senior Principal Architect for PDF & the Document Cloud at Adobe, having been involved with PDF …



Patrick Gallot
Patrick Gallot Board member

Patrick Gallot, has been working with software developers and PDFs since 2000. At Datalogics, he is the lead technical support …




Justin Durkan Board member

Justin Durkan is currently the Director of Desktop Engineering with Nitro. Justin has been a software developer for over 30 years. He …



Elodie Tellier
Elodie Tellier Board member

Elodie Tellier is COO of ORPALIS and in charge of communication. She is also the local contact for the PDF …



Boris Doubrov
Boris Doubrov Board member

Boris Doubrov is CEO of Dual Lab, the company specializing in product development services in the areas of Computer Graphics, …



Carsten Heiermann
Carsten Heiermann Board member

Carsten Heiermann is Chief Evangelist at Foxit Software. Since 1995, Carsten has been founder and CEO of the LuraTech group acquired by …



Kenny Swope
Kenny Swope Board member

Kenneth (Kenny) Swope chairs Boeing’s Enterprise Business Architecture Team and is responsible for the company’s Commercial Airplanes Business Capabilities Architecture …



BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman

Raf Hens

Raf Hens

Raf Hens is the CTO at iText Group. Before joining the company in 2012, he worked as a researcher at …

Vice-Chairman

Dietrich von Seggern

Dietrich von Seggern

Dietrich von Seggern received his degree as a printing engineer, and in 1991 started his professional career as head of desktop …

Board member

Carsten Heiermann

Carsten Heiermann

Carsten Heiermann is Chief Evangelist at Foxit Software. Since 1995, Carsten has been founder and CEO of the LuraTech group acquired by …

Board member

Leonard Rosenthol

Leonard Rosenthol

Leonard Rosenthol is the Senior Principal Architect for PDF & the Document Cloud at Adobe, having been involved with PDF …

Board member

Boris Doubrov

Boris Doubrov

Boris Doubrov is CEO of Dual Lab, the company specializing in product development services in the areas of Computer Graphics, …

Board member

Kenny Swope

Kenny Swope

Kenneth (Kenny) Swope chairs Boeing’s Enterprise Business Architecture Team and is responsible for the company’s Commercial Airplanes Business Capabilities Architecture …

Board member


Justin Durkan

Justin Durkan is currently the Director of Desktop Engineering with Nitro. Justin has been a software developer for over 30 years. He …

Board member

Patrick Gallot

Patrick Gallot

Patrick Gallot, has been working with software developers and PDFs since 2000. At Datalogics, he is the lead technical support …

Board member

Elodie Tellier

Elodie Tellier

Elodie Tellier is COO of ORPALIS and in charge of communication. She is also the local contact for the PDF …

STAFF


Duff Johnson Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of the PDF Association and as an ISO Project Leader, Duff coordinates industry activities, representing the industry in a …



Peter Wyatt
Peter Wyatt Chief Technology Officer

Peter Wyatt is the PDF Association’s CTO and an independent technology consultant with deep file format and parsing expertise, who …




Matthias Wagner Chief Financial Officer

Matthias obtained his degree in computer science in 1985 and possess comprehensive IT knowledge and experience dealing with the use of …



Thomas Zellmann
Thomas Zellmann PDF Evangelist

Thomas Zellmann has been working in electronic data processing (EDP) for more than 30 years and has extensive experience with classic …



Betsy Fanning
Betsy Fanning Director of Standards

Betsy Fanning is a consultant to the PDF Association, Inc. leading its standards program efforts. In this capacity, she is …




Alexandra Oettler Editor

Alexandra Oettler has worked for years as a freelance journalist in the areas of software, print and media. Her work is …



Susanne Wagner
Susanne Wagner Support Accounting

Susanne’s world are the numbers. For many years she has had extensive experience in accounting. She juggles with receipts and …



STAFF

Chief Executive Officer


Duff Johnson

As CEO of the PDF Association and as an ISO Project Leader, Duff coordinates industry activities, representing the industry in a …

Chief Technology Officer

Peter Wyatt

Peter Wyatt

Peter Wyatt is the PDF Association’s CTO and an independent technology consultant with deep file format and parsing expertise, who …

Chief Financial Officer


Matthias Wagner

Matthias obtained his degree in computer science in 1985 and possess comprehensive IT knowledge and experience dealing with the use of …

PDF Evangelist

Thomas Zellmann

Thomas Zellmann

Thomas Zellmann has been working in electronic data processing (EDP) for more than 30 years and has extensive experience with classic …

Director of Standards

Betsy Fanning

Betsy Fanning

Betsy Fanning is a consultant to the PDF Association, Inc. leading its standards program efforts. In this capacity, she is …

Editor


Alexandra Oettler

Alexandra Oettler has worked for years as a freelance journalist in the areas of software, print and media. Her work is …

Support Accounting

Susanne Wagner

Susanne Wagner

Susanne’s world are the numbers. For many years she has had extensive experience in accounting. She juggles with receipts and …

PAST BOARD MEMBERS

Michael Karbe
Johannes Hesel
Nora Calvillo
Harald Grumser
Hans-Joachim Hübner
Peter Duff
Duff Johnson
Scott Mackey
Catherine Andersz
Alaine Behler
Matt Kuznicki
Thomas Merz
Hans Bärfuss
Olaf Drümmer
Francois Fernandes
Bernd Wild
Peter Wyatt
Andrew Holmes
Thomas Zellmann
Stewart Rogers


PAST BOARD CHAIRS

2006-2008: Thomas Zellmann, LuraTech
2008-2010: Harald Grumser, Compart
2010-2016: Olaf Drümmer, callas
2016-2022: Matt Kuznicki, Datalogics
since 2022: Raf Hens, iText