CGI continues to grow its OpenMedia senior team with appointment of Johann Rückel

Leading industry professional joins as Director of Business Development to further expand the company’s OpenMedia global footprint

CGI, the leading newsroom system provider in Europe, is pleased to announce the key appointment of Johann Rückel to the role of Director of Business Development, in which he will be responsible for furthering the growth of OpenMedia’s market position within the Newsroom Solutions space. His role will also focus on developing and strengthening new client relationships internationally and expediting the global growth strategy working with the OpenMedia sales team.

An experienced industry professional, Rückel brings over 20 years of expertise with an impressive industry network, having held a series of senior commercial positions across the media and software sector, including Autodesk, for nearly a decade and then Avid as Channel Sales Manager for Central Europe.

Most recently, he was Sales Director at Vizrt where he was accountable for leading the sales team with a proven track record for successfully developing and deploying innovative concepts generating multi-million revenue across the EMEA region.

Rückel said: “I am excited to join the Newsroom Solutions team and look forward to taking on a new professional challenge with CGI, a brand that is very well-known for its high quality and reliable offerings within our industry. I look forward to working with the senior team to drive forward our exciting developments and innovations for our clients, prospects and the wider marketplace.”

Anton Schlatter, Vice President Consulting Services, Media Solutions and Head of Newsroom Business at CGI, added: “We are thrilled that Johann is joining our team, bringing a wealth of industry and product knowledge. He joins OpenMedia at an exciting time and will play an integral role as we continue to grow our business and further strengthen our presence in the media sector.”

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