Daniel Hummel joined wide-format Rip and workflow developer ColorGate as chief technology officer (CTO) on 1 October 2021.

As CTO, Mr Hummel will be responsible for research and development as well as the company’s ‘technological vision’. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Braunschweig and has numerous additional qualifications. He has worked in a variety of IT-related positions, though none in the print industry. The focus of his previous activities was on agile methods, web software development and the development of cloud solutions.

Mr Hummel commented, ‘Industrial digital printing is a new subject area for me, and I hope that I can generate new ideas with a fresh view – not only for ColorGate, but also for the Rip and colour management technology as a whole. I have come to know the ColorGate team as a lean, versatile organisation that has introduced numerous new and highly regarded technologies to the market over the past 25 years. I am planning to build on this to further strengthen the company’s position as an innovative provider of high quality, high-performance and customer-friendly solutions.’

Thomas Kirschner, ColorGate CEO, added, ‘With Daniel Hummel as CTO, we are completing our management team. As an organisation, ColorGate now has all the qualities to grow sustainably and offer our customers leading solutions for the entire digital printing ecosystem – from e-commerce to workflow integration and job processing to production.’

ColorGate  was acquired by Ricoh in 2018.