Gerhard Rumpff resigns from the asknet Management Board
Karlsruhe, 3 December 2007 – Gerhard Rumpff, Management Board member and former CEO of asknet AG, a leading provider of outsourcing solutions for global software distribution via the Internet (electronic software distribution), will resign from the asknet Management Board as planned. Upon completion of the period of handing over to his successor Gerald Prior, Mr. Rumpff will leave the company on 31 January 2008.
As already announced in August 2007, Gerhard Rumpff relinquished his position as the company’s CEO for personal reasons. On 1 September 2007 Gerald Prior took over this function and has since been responsible for the areas of Strategy, Investments, Sales, Marketing and Corporate Communications.
“Under Gerhard Rumpff, asknet achieved significant progress in the internationalization of the eDistribution business, particularly in the North American market. The Management and the Supervisory Boards thank Gerhard Rumpff for his great commitment and his contribution to developing the company’s position in the global market,“ says Gerald Prior.
asknet offers its clients customised outsourcing solutions for global software distribution via the Internet. Established in 1995 as a spin-off from the elite University Karlsruhe, the company grew to be the Number Two of the independent global suppliers in electronic software distribution. In addition to integrated shop solutions for software producers, the company also develops and operates software distribution portals, among others softwarehouse.de, Europe’s biggest download platform for standard software. In 2006, asknet achieved revenue from sales of almost 42 million euros and completed more than 700,000 transactions. Among the customers of the Karlsruhe company are well-known suppliers of specialised software such as DivX, F-Secure, Nero and WebsitePros. In addition, asknet supplies about 70 per cent of the German universities with software products. For further information please visit: www.asknet.com
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