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asknet Names Michael Scheib to Serve as CEO

01-19-2010 10:29 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Michael Scheib, CEO asknet

Michael Scheib, CEO asknet

Karlsruhe, January 18, 2010 – The supervisory board of asknet AG, a leading provider of outsourcing solutions for the global electronic software distribution (ESD) industry, has named a new chairman of the executive board. Starting on January 18, 2010, Michael Scheib will join the board as the new CEO of the company.

Scheib brings to asknet more than 25 years of management experience with different American IT companies. Before joining asknet he served as president and CEO of iET Solutions LLC, a global provider of software solutions for the IT service management market. Prior to iET Solutions, he was senior vice president and general manager of operations for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) with Niku Corp. Before joining Niku, he was executive officer and vice president of European operations for Applix Inc., responsible for overseeing strategic direction and growth of all Applix business lines in the EMEA region. Previously he served in further management roles as managing director for Applix GmbH, Parametric Technology GmbH and as sales manager for CalComp GmbH.

“Michael brings a strong international focus as well as extensive management experience to his new position. He has a proven record of success in his former positions,” said Dr. Joachim Bernecker, Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
“I am impressed by asknet’s advanced technology as well as its spectrum of trend-setting solutions for the electronic software distribution sector. I look forward to leading the company to a new stage in its development,” adds Michael Scheib.

As CEO of asknet AG, Scheib will be responsible for asknet´s strategic direction, holdings, sales, marketing, and communications. Other members of the executive board include Dr. Dietmar Waudig, COO, who remains in charge of technical and product development as well as professional services. Michael Konrad will continue in his position as CFO of the group, responsible for all financial matters as well as customer service and business operations.

About asknet
asknet offers its clients customized outsourcing solutions for global software sales via the Internet. Founded in 1995 as a spin-off of the University of Karlsruhe, one of Germany’s most prestigious technical universities, the company has become the number two independent global provider for electronic software distribution. In addition to its fully integrated shop solutions for software publishers, the company develops and maintains portals for software distribution such as, one of Europe's largest platform for downloads of standard software. In 2008, asknet posted sales of approximately 74.7 million euros. In 2009 the Karlsruhe company was named in the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu “Technology Fast 50” ranking of the fastest-growing technology firms in Germany. asknet’s clients include numerous providers of specialty software such as CollabNet, DivX, F-Secure, Nero, Panda Security, Steganos, and NetObjects. The company also supplies software products to around eighty percent of German universities.

Contact Partner
asknet AG
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Kirsten Neininger
phone: +49 (0)721.96458-6399

asknet, Inc.
Russ Building
235 Montgomery St, Suite 1025
San Francisco, CA 94104, USA
Bernard Haug
Phone: +1 (415) 352-2622

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