As CTO, Daniel will be responsible for research and development as well as the technological vision of ColorGATE. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Braunschweig and has numerous additional qualifications, especially as a Scrum Master. After graduating, he started out as a consultant with a Hanover-based IT firm, developing complex IT systems on behalf of customers. Later, he managed a New Zealand based development department for a Californian software provider. Most recently, Daniel held leading development positions at Comsysto Reply GmbH, an IT service provider specialising in new communication channels and digital media. The focus of his previous activities was on agile methods, web software development and the development of cloud solutions.
Daniel comments: "Industrial digital printing is a new subject area for me, and I hope that I can generate new ideas with a fresh view - not only for ColorGATE, but also for the RIP and colour management technology as a whole. I have come to know the ColorGATE team as a lean, versatile organisation that has introduced numerous new and highly regarded technologies to the market over the past 25 years. I am planning to build on this to further strengthen the company's position as an innovative provider of high-quality, high-performance and customer-friendly solutions."
Thomas Kirschner, CEO of ColorGATE, is pleased about the new addition: "With Daniel Hummel as CTO, we are completing our management team. As an organisation, ColorGATE now has all the qualities to grow sustainably and offer our customers leading solutions for the entire digital printing ecosystem - from eCommerce, to workflow integration and job processing, to production. And all of this in the best print and colour quality, always optimised for the respective output system. ColorGATE now has over 1,800 drivers for a wide variety of digital printing systems for large format printing, surface decoration, ceramic printing, textile printing and packaging printing.“
For almost 25 years, ColorGATE has been driving the digital transformation of the printing industry with its software, colour and service expertise. The company is broadly positioned with its proofing and colour management solutions for the graphic arts industry and large-format printing, but is also expanding strongly in the emerging market of industrial printing. ColorGATE offers digital know-how and solutions for printing equipment manufacturers as well as producers, operators and technology users in the decor, ceramics, textile and packaging segments.
ColorGATE has an innovative and modular portfolio of software and hardware solutions for industrial printing and decorating processes along the entire value chain. A key focus is on optimal, consistent colour reproduction and maximum productivity.
ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH has been led by co-founder Thomas Kirschner as CEO since 1997 and has been an independent subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd. since 2018.