Hanover // ColorGATE, a leading provider of powerful software, services and tools for color-critical digital printing applications, keeps strengthening its management team: Steffen Orth becomes the company's Project Management Officer (PMO). In addition, he will share his know-how with ColorGATE customers in an advisory capacity to help them develop new value propositions and business models.
In this newly created role, Orth will be responsible for structuring and appropriately prioritizing all ColorGATE's projects. His core task is to ensure that the company's resources are deployed in such a way that they generate the greatest possible customer benefit. In addition, Orth will establish a new offering for ColorGATE customers: as part of the "Digital Print Adoption Services", he will support existing and future ColorGATE customers in developing new value propositions and business models. Orth will report directly to Thomas Kirschner, founder and CEO of ColorGATE.
Steffen Orth is an industry-renowned expert in printing technologies and processes as well as the associated implementation projects and business models. He graduated with a degree in printing and media technology from the Stuttgart Media University and subsequently worked for well-known companies such as Amcor, Cimpress (Vistaprint) and Hapa. Orth has been involved in the introduction of new printing technologies, process development and automation, quality management and business unit development on many projects, building almost 20 years of professional experience. He has also moderated and given technical presentations at numerous events, most recently at the DIPA Symposium in Hanover.
Thomas Kirschner comments, "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: maximizing customer value, objective, data-based decision-making, and close integration with the market and users."
Steffen Orth emphasizes, "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."
For almost 25 years, ColorGATE has been driving the digital transformation of the printing industry with its software, color management and service expertise. The company is broadly positioned with its proofing and color management solutions for the graphic arts industry and large-format printing, but is also expanding strongly in the emerging market of industrial printing. ColorGATE offers digital know-how and solutions for printing equipment manufacturers as well as producers, operators and technology users in the décor, ceramics, textile and packaging segments.
ColorGATE has an innovative and modular portfolio of software and hardware solutions for industrial printing and decorating processes along the entire value chain. A key focus is on optimal, consistent color reproduction and maximum productivity.
ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH has been led by co-founder Thomas Kirschner as CEO since 1997 and has been an independent subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd. since 2018.