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ABBYY Appoints Alexander Goerke as Vice President of Semantic Technology Products

DMS* Pioneer Joins ABBYY Team to Drive Product Development and Go-To-Market Strategies for New Line of Products

Munich, Germany (16th March, 2012) - ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, today announced a valuable addition to its executive team bringing in Dr. Alexander Goerke as Vice President of Semantic Technology Products. In his new position at ABBYY, Alexander will be responsible for development and market introduction of a new generation of software products for document understanding and information retrieval based on ABBYY's innovative semantic technology.

"With 20 years of experience in the document recognition and document management industries, Alexander has gained a unique understanding of the technological and marketing aspects of a software product's life," commented Sergey Andreev, President and CEO of ABBYY. "He will make a significant contribution to our business and research efforts, leading a strong international team to introduce a new line of products to the market."

Over the last 20 years, Alexander Goerke has built several successful teams developing new markets and software products. In 2002, Alexander founded his first company, LCI Learning Computer International GmbH, which delivered advanced learning systems for business process automation to market. It was acquired by Kofax (DICOM) in 2006 to become an integral part of their organization. Alexander served as VP of Software Development at Kofax until the end of 2011, being responsible for all document recognition products. His efforts in this position resulted in the significant growth of net revenue from this product line. In 2012, he founded Skilja GmbH which is focused on technology consulting and product development in the new area of document understanding.

"I look forward to collaborating with the rest of the ABBYY team of engineers, scientists and managers, combining our efforts and expertise in the creation of new, groundbreaking products," stated Goerke. "I have worked closely with ABBYY as their customer for more than 15 years and I have always been fascinated by their strength of innovation and solid product development. It is exciting to now be part of the team and to contribute to the new and promising area of semantic technologies".

*Document Management Systems

About ABBYY
ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and services. Its products include the ABBYY FineReader® line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture® line of data capture solutions, ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software, and development tools. ABBYY Language Services provides comprehensive linguistic solutions to corporate customers. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY solutions to automate time- and labour-consuming tasks and to streamline business processes. ABBYY products are used in large-scale government projects such as those of Australian Taxation Office, Lithuanian Tax Inspectorate, Ministry of Education of Russia, Ministry of Education of Ukraine, and Montgomery County Government of the USA. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec®, Canon®, EMC/Captiva®, Hewlett-Packard, KnowledgeLake, Microsoft®, NewSoft®, Notable Solutions, Samsung® Electronics and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world's top manufacturers such as Epson®, Fujitsu®, Fuji® Xerox®, Microtek®, Panasonic®, Plustek®, Toshiba®, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the United States, Canada, Ukraine, the UK, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. For more information, visit http://www.abbyy.com/.

ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, FineReader, Lingvo and FlexiCapture are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ABBYY Software Ltd. All other trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.

ABBYY Europe
Christina Kutschera
[email protected]

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