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realTech Sets Course for the Future - New member of the board for marketing and sales to provide for global orientation and new business areas
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realTech AG, Walldorf- leading provider of technological consulting, software solutions and hosting of complex internet and e-Commerce environments - expands its board of directors, previously comprised of the four founders, to include an additional member. Roland Weishaupt (40) has more than fifteen years of experience in marketing and sales at internationally recognized IT companies. As of July 1st, 2000 he will be responsible for the expansion of realTech AG sales and marketing activities worldwide.
Daniele Di Croce, CFO and one of the founders of realTech AG explained: "By selecting Roland Weishaupt we have taken an important step in the strategic development of our company. We are pleased to have obtained such a competent, distinguished manager for the implementation of our global strategy."
Prior to his transfer to realTech, Roland Weishaupt was the manager of sales and partner management at abaXX Technology GmbH, in Stuttgart, a young startup company involved in e-business solutions. Prior to that, he held various leading positions in the areas of national and international sales and marketing, most recently as director of international sales at Brokat Infosysteme AG in Stuttgart. There, he distinguished himself by restructuring the worldwide sales regions and developing international business relations with an emphasis on Asia, Africa and Europe. As a member of the management at Origin Deutschland GmbH, Hamburg, he was, among other things, a major factor in the merger of Philips C&P and Origin in the area of sales and account management.
Mr. Weishaupt says that the focus of his duties at realTech is to direct the continual expansion of the company's main business especially in the area of realTech hosting by creating additional cooperative partnerships. The sales department is to be expanded and additional strategic partnerships are to be established for the marketing of the realTech software products used to manage complex IT landscapes. He explained the future strategy of realTech AG, "In addition to our market leadership in technical R/3 consulting, which will continue to be the focus of our activities in the future, we will consistently move our portfolio in the direction of hosting and software solutions in order to provide our customers with long-term, stable partnerships."
Not only has realTech added Mr. Weishaupt to its board, it has also increased the number of middle-management positions to enable global growth and to establish growth-powered business areas via the new management structures. Dr. Rudolf Caspary, previously responsible for database development at SAP AG, will manage the entire product development at realTech. He will direct and combine the software solutions for managing complex IT system landscapes and develop a structure for developing an integrated product suite for the mySAP.com environments and marketplaces. Christopher Schmitt will be responsible for the services available in the areas of e-Commerce and mySAP.com. Customers that expand their existing structures in the direction of the Internet will profit from realTech's know-how and market-leading position in technical R/3 consulting, In the area of corporate marketing, realTech has found an experienced specialist in Uwe Krueger, who will coordinate and harmonize the worldwide marketing activities. Via a completely new, use-oriented communication, a standardized language, and the consistent implementation of CI and CD, realTech will become better known in the market and the value of the name realTech will increase.
Mr. Di Croce continued, "With our human acquisitions, we have set a course for success. Roland Weishaupt has the best prerequisites for taking advantage of our competitive advantages and leading our company into the next growth phase. Our major investment in managers, the strategic positioning of the company on the three pillars consulting, solutions, and hosting, and well as the continual implementation of our marketing activities will make itself noticeable in this years sales revenue.
Markus Adam, chairman of the board who has been sick since February, is not expected to resume his active duties before the beginning of next year. The duties of the chairman will be handled by Daniele Di Croce until further notice.
For more information, please contact realTech - Investor Relations - Tel. +49 6227-837-500 or visit our web site at http://www.realTech.de.
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