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ppi Media is a publishing expert with installations around the globe and offices in Hamburg and Kiel, Germany, and Chicago, USA. For more than 30 years we have been developing software for daily newspapers, magazines, corporate publishers as well as corporations and medium-sized companies that covers the entire print and digital production workflow. ppi Media's integrated publishing solutions enable the delivery of automatic content for all channels. Daily newspapers and magazines can create both their print products as well as their digital services using ppi Media's software.
 
 
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Management

​Dr. Hauke Berndt

Joined ppi Media in 2002
Managing director since 2016

Areas of responsibility: customer projects, sales and marketing

Professional career: After studying meteorology, Hauke Berndt obtained a PhD in regional climate modeling from the Institute of Marine Sciences in Kiel in 2002.  He started his professional career the same year as a customer consultant at ppi Media. After three years of working as an account manager for many customers both in Germany and abroad, he moved to the sales department in 2008, which he has been in charge of since 2012. On July 1, 2016, Hauke Berndt joined the management, where he is responsible for customer projects, sales and marketing.

Markus Feldenkirchen

Joined ppi Media in 1998
Managing director since 2016

Areas of responsibility: strategic development and innovation

Professional career: After training in publishing and sales with Axel Springer, Markus Feldenkirchen held the position of financial director at the Berliner Wochenblatt Verlag amongst others. As a consultant, he advised publishers on a range of topics including production, prepress and logistic issues. Markus Feldenkirchen joined ppi Media in 1998 to set up the consulting department. In 2005 he took over business operations in North America for ppi Media US, Inc. On July 1, 2016, Markus Feldenkirchen joined the management of ppi Media.

​Jan Kasten

Joined ppi Media in 2002
Managing director since 2014

Areas of responsibility: Development, support, quality assurance, documentation and training

Professional career: Before becoming Head of Product Management for Prepress Systems at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG in 1998, Jan Kasten worked in various management positions in the prepress and IT departments at Märkischen Verlags- und Druckhaus GmbH & Co. KG. In 2002, he began his professional career at ppi Media and was appointed Head of Product Management in 2009. Since 2014, Jan Kasten is ppi Media's Chief Technology Officer.

​Dr. Jens Silligmüller

Joined ppi Media in 2012
Managing director since 2012

Areas of responsibility: corporate development and cooperations

Professional career: Jens Silligmüller completed his doctorate in the field of finance. Since 2006, he has been responsible for development in the Evers-Frank Group where, among other things, he is Executive Director at EversFrankmedia GmbH and Comosoft GmbH, in charge of setting up and expanding cross-media services. Jens has also been a managing director at ppi Media since it became a member of the Evers-Frank Group.

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