Frank Wildenberg joins the Linotype team – March 16, 2006

Linotype presents new Sales Director

Bad Homburg, March 16, 2006. In the field of sales, Frank Wildenberg has taken on the duty of leading Linotype to a greater success in the future. The highly qualified manager brings with him a wealth of international sales and project management experience.

For the 39-year-old, the transition from a leading company in material flow automation to Linotype merges his technical skills with his interest in design. Instead of high-precision production lines, Frank Wildenberg is now responsible for products which have to fulfill the highest standards not only on a technical but also an artistic level as well.

Wildenberg emphasizes that the combination of design and technical quality is a key advantage to the success of Linotype fonts: “The fonts are not only convincing visually, but we ensure their stability throughout all phases of electronic processing.”

In his previous position, supplying OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) was of key importance. Consequently, he also sees considerable potential in this area for Linotype as well. Manufacturers of mobile telephones, software or navigation systems can all improve the profile of their products with Linotype fonts. Wildenberg also sees promise in the Asian markets: “The continuing growth in these markets and the increasing communication needs of companies with subsidiaries, affiliates and suppliers throughout the world are leading to a demand for globally compatible fonts with faultless functionality.”

On a personal level, Wildenberg is motivated by the fact that Linotype products are visibly present wherever he goes – in international advertising, on posters, in television, in newspapers and other media. “To a certain degree, you feel like you are helping shape the public space.”

Linotype GmbH, based in Bad Homburg, Germany and a member of the Heidelberg Group, looks back onto a history of 120 years. Building on its strong heritage, Linotype develops state-of-the-art font technology and offers more than 6,500 original typefaces, covering the whole typographic spectrum from antique to modern, from east to west, and from classical to experimental. All typefaces
(in PostScript™ and TrueType™ format as well as more than 2,500 fonts in OpenTypeTM) are now also available for instant download at www.linotype.com. In addition to supplying digital fonts, Linotype also offers comprehensive and individual consultation and support services for font applications in worldwide (corporate) communication.

Linotype GmbH
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D-61352 Bad Homburg
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