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Johann Rückel joins CGI as director of business development

Experienced industry professional joins as director of business development to "further expand the company’s OpenMedia global footprint", and was most recently sales director at Vizrt

Newsroom system provider, CGI, has hired Johann Rückel as its new director of business development. He will be responsible for growing the company’s OpenMedia market position within the newsroom solutions space.

Rückel was most recently sales director at Vizrt and has 20 years experience in senior commercial positions across the media and software sector, including Autodesk and Avid as channel sales Manager for Central Europe.

“I am excited to join the newsroom solutions team and look forward to taking on a new professional challenge with CGI, a brand that is very well-known for its high quality and reliable offerings within our industry,” Rückel said. “I look forward to working with the senior team to drive forward our exciting developments and innovations for our clients, prospects and the wider marketplace.”

Anton Schlatter, vice president consulting services, media solutions and head of newsroom business at CGI, added: “We are thrilled that Johann is joining our team, bringing a wealth of industry and product knowledge. He joins OpenMedia at an exciting time and will play an integral role as we continue to grow our business and further strengthen our presence in the media sector.”