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Board and staff members – PDF Association
Board & Staff

Comprised of senior executives from a cross-section of the PDF industry, the Board of Directors steers the PDF Association’s activities and directs its strategic objectives. 

The staff of the PDF Association execute the day-to-day business of the organisation and operate the various working groups, events, publications and editorial activities on behalf of the membership.


Matt Kuznicki


Matt Kuznicki, Chief Technical Officer of Datalogics, has been actively involved with PDF products and technologies since 2000. He is …

Dietrich von Seggern


Dietrich von Seggern received his degree as a printing engineer, and in 1991 started his professional career as head of desktop …

Bernd Wild

Board member

Dr. Bernd Wild is originally a graduate physicist. After completing his studies, he worked for several years at a computer science …

Carsten Heiermann

Board member

Carsten Heiermann is CEO of Foxit Europe’s organization. Since 1995, Carsten has been founder and CEO of the LuraTech group acquired by Foxit …

Francois Fernandes

Board member

François Fernandès is a Document Technology Evangelist at levigo solutions gmbh and advises company’s customers on products, solutions and technologies in …

Leonard Rosenthol

Board member

Leonard Rosenthol is a Principal Scientist and the PDF Architect for Adobe Systems, having been involved with PDF technology for more …

Catherine Andersz

Board member

Catherine Andersz is the Co-Founder and CEO of PDFTron Systems Inc. Catherine is responsible for driving PDFTron’s strategy, and is passionate …

Boris Doubrov

Board member

Boris Doubrov is CEO of Dual Lab, the company specializing in product development services in the areas of Computer Graphics, …

Peter Wyatt

Board member

Peter Wyatt is an engineer and computer scientist who has been actively working on PDF technologies for more than 15 …

Alaine Behler

Board member

Alaine Behler is the Senior Manager of Global Marketing for iText.  She is passionate about making technology understandable to business users …

Justin Durkan

Board member

Justin Durkan is currently the Engineering Manager with Nitro. Justin has been a software developer for over 30 years. He was …


Duff Johnson

Executive Director

A veteran of the electronic document space, Duff Johnson is an independent consultant, Executive Director of the PDF Association and …

Thomas Zellmann

Managing Director

Thomas Zellmann has been working in electronic data processing (EDP) for more than 30 years and has extensive experience with …

Matthias Wagner

Operations Manager

Matthias obtained his degree in computer science in 1985 and possess comprehensive IT knowledge and experience dealing with the use of …

Nicole Gauger


Nicole Gauger is the managing partner of good news!, a communications agency based in Stockelsdorf near Lübeck, Germany. Communications and …

Alexandra Oettler


Alexandra Oettler has worked for years as a freelance journalist in the areas of software, print and media. Her work is …


Thomas Zellmann
Stewart Rogers
Thomas Merz
Scott Mackey
Michael Karbe
Duff Johnson
Hans-Joachim Hübner
Andrew Holmes*
Johannes Hesel
Harald Grumser
Peter Duff
Olaf Drümmer
Nora Calvillo
Hans Bärfuss
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