ColorGate has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Steffen Orth as its new project management officer (PMO). 

In this newly created role, in which he will report to founder and CEO Thomas Kirschner, Mr Orth will be responsible for structuring and prioritising all ColorGate’s projects. His core task will be ‘to ensure that the company’s resources are deployed in such a way that they generate the greatest possible customer benefit.’ In addition, the new PMO will share his know-how with the ColorGATE’s customers in an advisory capacity to help them develop new value propositions and business models.

Mr Kirschner commented on the new appointment, ‘ColorGate is continuously growing in all applications areas of digital printing in which we are active. This is leading to a sharp increase in the number of customer projects, some of which have complex requirements and ambitious deadlines. We are pleased to have Steffen Orth on board, a proven industry expert with comprehensive project management know-how. By establishing the position of a PMO, we are continuing to consistently implement important elements of our corporate strategy: maximising customer value, objective, data-based decision-making, and close integration with the market and users.’

Mr Orth himself added, ‘As a user, I have followed the development of digital printing with its many opportunities and new business models for years. I am pleased to now be able to drive the topic forward from the perspective of a technology provider and help ColorGate customers to use state-of-the-art technology in a beneficial way. The acquisition of digital printing technology cannot be an end in itself, but must be embedded in a functioning business model. I want to help our users deploy leading technology, be it hardware or software, profitably.’