HAMBURG, Germany, September 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Edith Stier-Thompson and Frank Stadthoewer take over the management of news aktuell in a new dual management role. Edith Stier-Thompson's move from dpa Picture-Alliance to news aktuell was announced as early as December last year. She succeeds the founder and long-standing managing director, Carl-Eduard Meyer, who has taken his retirement. Frank Stadthoewer has been managing director of news aktuell since 2005, and together with Edith Stier-Thompson will form the management team of the German Press Agency dpa subsidiary.
"Edith Stier-Thompson took on many challenges at Picture Alliance and developed our photo agency into an eminent company within the dpa Group", explains Michael Segbers, President and CEO of the dpa management. "Together with Frank Stadthoewer, she is now at the helm of news aktuell, dpa's largest subsidiary. We are looking forward to working with them and firmly believe that the new management will maintain the extremely positive development of news aktuell, while continually strengthening its market success."
Mr Segbers also highly praised Carl-Eduard Meyer, who founded news aktuell in 1989 and sold it to the German Press Agency dpa in 1994. "There are few people who can stick to an idea as determinedly as Carl-Eduard Meyer", says Mr Segbers. "Building up a company from modest beginnings to one with over 100 employees today is a huge success and an achievement that we in the dpa Group will always remember."
"Here we go, at last. Over the past few months I've been working intensively at my new tasks and am looking forward to tackling the many exciting challenges in the market by bringing in my ideas and enthusiasm", states Edith Stier-Thompson, the new managing director of news aktuell. "news aktuell is an extremely successful and profitable company, enjoying an excellent reputation in the PR sector. My goal is to continue along this path and consistently build on our position as market leader."
"I'm particularly pleased to begin managing news aktuell right away together with such a successful and experienced media manager as Ms Stier-Thompson", says Frank Stadthoewer, Managing Director of news aktuell since 2005. "I'm certain that with her expertise in the areas of sales, marketing and the image business together we'll meet the challenges that lie before us and ensure further growth. news aktuell extends a warm welcome to Edith Stier-Thompson."
About Edith Stier-Thompson:
She moved from the news agency AP to the dpa Group in 1999. From 2002, Ms Stier-Thompson was in charge of sales at dpa-Picture Alliance GmbH, and in 2007 she was called upon to manage the dpa's subsidiary. She also worked in an honorary capacity for the benefit of the press photo sector: From 2010 to 2013, she was chairwoman at the head of the Bundesverbandes der Pressebild-Agenturen und Bildarchive (BVPA), and since 2013 has been the vice-president of Cepic, the European inter-trade organisation.
SOURCE news aktuell GmbH