Paessler announces the appointment of Helmut Binder as CEO following the voluntary departure of Christian Twardawa at the end of this month.
Binder joins the company from the IT Services and Software specialist Materna, based in Dortmund, where he held the position of CEO for over four years, taking over from the two founders in 2015. Helmut Binder studied Economics in Cologne, Germany and Tokyo, Japan. He has been working in the IT industry for 15 years and has spent the majority of his career working in international markets.
As he takes the helm at Paessler, Binder will be looking to build on the identification of new customer segments including the growth of the new PRTG PLUS subscription model, offering flexible monitoring for large IT environments with more than 5,000 users, or devices.
Helmut Binder, CEO Paessler: “Our goal for the future is to develop and launch new solutions for our customers in the classic IT environment, as well as new markets such as IoT, which shows enormous potential. The expansion of our offering into market segments such as environmental monitoring, healthcare, and Smart City, allowing us to contribute to some of the biggest global challenges of our time. But even in the pursuit of further growth, we will never neglect the ambition of our founder Dirk: to build the company we want to work for.”
Dirk Paessler, Founder, and Chairman of the Supervisory Board: "We are very pleased that we were able to hire Helmut Binder to head up our company. His solid background in managing, growing and developing international IT organizations will make a significant contribution to shaping Paessler AG's overall development and international growth".