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Congratulations: Frank Hartwig remains on board


As the Chairman of the MEDIA-TECH Association, Frank Hartwig – Managing Director and CEO of CDA – has been promoting the interests of the storage media industry for many years already. In June, he was elected a member of the highest body of the organisation for three more years in Hamburg. While he travels around the globe in order to meet up with colleagues from Europe, Asia and America, he is primarily interested in exchanging new trends and in fostering stable partnerships, to CDA's benefit for many years already.

In order to expand their network and to create better purchase conditions, 13 Compact Disc manufacturers founded the Colonial Purchasing buying cooperative in Philadelphia in 2004. The cooperative places volume orders for materials needed in the production of storage media, thus gaining enormous cost advantages.

Frank Hartwig in the Board of Directors

As a member of the Board of Directors of Colonial Purchasing, Frank Hartwig now also promotes the interests of numerous renowned companies of the industry, such as Technicolor, Panasonic, JVC or Discmakers – and, of course, the ones of CDA, too. Doug Franzen –President of Colonial Purchasing – is convinced that "Frank brings a wealth of industry experience and European connections to the most extensive network of media manufacturing professionals.  The combination of his experience with Colonial's new offerings should be outstanding"1.

"To join Colonial Purchasing is a 'no brainer' as far as I am concerned."

Frank Hartwig, too, is looking very much forward to his upcoming tasks: "To join Colonial Purchasing [...] is a 'no brainer' as far as I am concerned.  I look forward to embracing the many innovative projects Colonial already has on the table as well as supporting other companies similar to mine."2

We congratulate our Managing Director, Frank Hartwig, to the new challenges he will face in the MEDIA-TECH Association and in the Board of Directors of Colonial Purchasing, and we wish him all the best for his new tasks!

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