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Definiens Strengthens its American and Worldwide Management Team

Company names Joel Campbell as Vice President and General Manager USA and David Fullerton as Vice President Worldwide Professional Services

(March 2007) Definiens AG, the number one Enterprise Image Intelligence company, is gearing up for more growth and has formally announced the expansion of its American and global management team. A veteran of GIS modelling and mapping software and technology, Joel Campbell has joined Definiens as Vice President and General Manager USA. Definiens has also appointed David Fullerton as Vice President Worldwide Professional Services. These two key executives supplement the leadership team and demonstrate Definiens’ commitment to the life and earth sciences markets on a global level.
“By adding two experienced professionals to the Definiens management team, we now have more expertise that will pilot us into a successful 2007 and beyond,” said Thomas Heydler, Definiens’ CEO.“ These two leaders bring a tremendous amount of critical knowledge and business perspective that is highly advantageous as we execute on our corporate strategy.”
Joel Campbell, who joined Definiens in 2006, is responsible for the companies operations in USA, focussing on the growth of the company‘s life and earth sciences business in the Americas. He brings over 20 years of experience in the IT industry with him and operated his own consulting firm in the geospatial industry prior to his engagement with Definiens. Mr. Campbell also spent over a decade at Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), serving as Director of US Sales and Manager of the Washington, DC regional office. He was educated in broadcast communications at the University of Maryland and spent 10 years in various positions in the commercial television industry before beginning his career in GIS and information technology.
David Fullerton brings more than 20 years of professional services experience to Definiens and will focus on global customer service activities and engagements. He has led worldwide professional services, support, and training for a number of enterprise technology companies. Previously with Documentum, Mr. Fullerton headed the professional services organization, creating worldwide service centers for consulting, training, and technical support. He also served in a variety of marketing and services roles with Hewlett-Packard. Mr. Fullerton is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where he holds a degree in Applied Mathematics. He also studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan.
In the second half of 2006, Definiens appointed Peter Rau as Chief Financial Officer and Rene Hermes as Vice President Marketing. With today‘s announcement, Definiens has rounded off its executive management team as the company continues its dynamic growth. Ranked as one of Deloitte‘s “Fast 50”, the Enterprise Image Intelligence company is one of Germany‘s fastest-growing technology companies with a total of eighty employees at its corporate headquarters in Munich, Germany and in its branch offices in the United States.
About Definiens
Definiens is the number one Enterprise Image Intelligence company for analyzing and interpreting images on every scale, from microscopic cell structures to satellite images.
Definiens patented Cognition Network technology has been developed by Nobel Laureate, Prof. Dr. Gerd Binnig and serves as the base of the Definiens eCognition™ platform. The advanced and robust platform is designed to fulfill the image analysis demands of the Earth Sciences and Life Sciences markets. Every industry today relies on digital images which hold a wealth of valuable information. To date, extracting value has been a time-consuming and largely manual task and the volume of image data is growing substantially.
Definiens’ unique Cognition Network Technology offers a highly automated approach to extracting context-sensitive intelligence from image data. The technology is completely different to conventional data analysis because it is modeled on human cognitive processes.
As a result, enterprises can extract fast, accurate, cost effective and consistent insight and intelligence from their images.
Definiens is headquartered in Munich, Germany and has offices throughout the United States.
Definiens, Definiens Cellenger, Definiens Cognition Network Technology, Definiens eCognition, Enterprise Image Intelligence and Understanding Images are trademarks or registered trademarks of Definiens. All other names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Press contacts
Definiens AG
Rene Hermes, Vice President Marketing
+49 (0)89 231180-11
Lucy Turpin
Communications GmbH
Nina Wenske
PR & MarCom Manager
+ 49 (0)89 417761-13
(Source Definiens)