Artwork Systems announces Enfocus integration, CEO resignation

December 02, 2004


In a news release [PDF: 205kb] posted today to its corporate Web site, Belgium-based Artwork Systems announced as part of an "ongoing integration" with subsidiary Enfocus Software -- best known in the world of PDF for products like Pitstop and the Enfocus Certified PDF technology -- several changes to the internal working relationship. In addition, included in the publicity announcement was a somewhat surprising one-sentence mention of a key personnel change -- David van Driessche has stepped down as Enfocus' CEO and has left the company. He had assumed the title in March 2003 upon the departure of Enfocus founder Peter Camps.

Reached today following the corporate announcement stating he'd "decided to step down," van Driessche reflected positively on his experiences and relationships at Enfocus, but said he's uncertain about his immediate plans.

"If I will remember one thing from Enfocus," he said, "it is what an absolutely wonderful group of people they are. I cannot stress that enough."

Having ended his Enfocus employment yesterday, van Driessche added that "I don't know yet what I'm going to do in the future, but it is obvious that I like and care for this industry. For the moment, I'm looking forward to spending some time at home."

The news release explained that the two companies "will be working more closely together on future product development." Enfocus and Artwork Systems will be headquartered in the same building as of late 2005 to "facilitate closer collaboration." Artwork Systems added that Enfocus "will continue to exist as an independent business unit."

Guido Van der Schueren, Chairman of the Board, says "Enfocus Certified Technology, which defined the PDF format as the de facto standard in the industry, is now a core technology in Artwork Systems packaging solutions. Our combined R & D capabilities will create a positive synergy for developing new software solutions."

PDF In-Depth Free Product Trials Ubiquitous PDF

Debenu Quick PDF Library

Get products to market faster with this amazing PDF developer SDK. Over 900 functions and an equally...

Download free demo

Five visions of a PDF Day

In the world of PDFs or as we like to say Planet (of) PDF, a year isn't a real PDF year without an intense few days of industry knowledge sharing.

May 15, 2018
Platinum Sponsor

Search Planet PDF
more searching options...
Planet PDF Newsletter
Most Popular Articles
Featured Product

Debenu PDF Aerialist

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link control. Take Acrobat to the next level.


Adding a PDF Stamp Comment

OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.