Dr. Eckhard Geulen (52) will take over the management of DOCUFY GmbH in Bamberg on 1 April 2019. He replaces the company founder and long-standing managing director Uwe Reißenweber (54), who will keep supporting the company as a consultant. Roderich Kirschenlohr who strengthens the management team since the takeover of DOCUFY GmbH by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) in May 2017, remains Co-MD.
Bamberg, April 1, 2019 - The new DOCUFY Managing Director, Dr. Eckhard Geulen, looks back on many years of experience in consulting and managing medium-sized companies as well as corporate divisions. He brings along both excellent knowledge of the information industry and hands-on experience of digital transformation. Together with about 120 employees in Bamberg, he will continue to ensure that DOCUFY GmbH and its customers are enabled to transform their companies into the digital context with future-proof software and innovative concepts.
"I am delighted that we have been able to recruit Dr. Eckhard Geulen, a proven expert in the field of technical innovations and agile software development," says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hermann, Member of the Management Board Lifecycle Solutions at Heidelberg. "His broad management experience in companies of all sizes will enable him to successfully shape the future of DOCUFY GmbH within the Heidelberg Group. With his hands-on approach and visionary thinking, Eckhard Geulen also fits well into the DOCUFY team. I am confident that the transition in DOCUFY management will be smooth and future-oriented for both our employees and our customers".
"The strong market position of DOCUFY, the many high-profile customers and the unique products are the drivers behind many years of strong growth for DOCUFY. They are a great basis for the continuation of the company’s success story. I look forward to contributing my expertise to the development of new digital business models," says Dr. Eckhard Geulen.
Graduating as an electrical engineer from RWTH Aachen, Geulen gained his first professional experience as a research engineer at Ericsson and then as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. He demonstrated his entrepreneurial skills as co-founder of the Launch Group consultancy, which was later sold to the international consulting firm Sapient. During five years at Deutsche Telekom Geulen was responsible for implementing the innovation strategy of the entire group as well as the Value-Added Services division with a P&L responsibility of over 1.5 billion Euros.
In 2011, he took over the management of Bisnode Deutschland GmbH, a European provider of digital business information. As COO and board-member of Solvesta AG, Eckhard Geulen was responsible for the realignment of medium-sized distressed assets from mid-2016 until mid-2017. From July 2017 until his engagement at DOCUFY, he headed the Project Management Office of a major transformation project in the insurance industry as an independent consultant.