Duff Johnson is Standards Committee chairman at AIIM and one of two ISO Project Leaders for ISO 32000, the internationally standardized specification for PDF.
‘Duff has been one of PDF’s most capable and energetic advocates since the early days of PDF technology,’ said PDF Association chairman Olaf Drümmer. ‘Duff brings deep technical and marketplace knowledge to the role, and he’s well-known in the PDF world,’ Drümmer continued. ‘The Board is confident that as Executive Director Duff will enable a dramatic expansion of the PDF Association’s efforts to promote the format and the industry,’ he said.
The new Executive Director of the PDF Association, Duff Johnson, said: ‘Over the past 21 years PDF has facilitated a shift from paper-based to electronic documents; indeed, it’s been a key disruptor technology for business processes worldwide. Over the next five to ten years we’ll see ever-deepening integration of PDF functionality across the ECM, BPM and document-management industries as customers come to see PDF as far more than electronic paper, and begin to grasp the potential of this open, standards-based and universally-accepted technology to address a diverse range of communications and business-process needs.’
‘The PDF Association’s job is to promote understanding of PDF technology and adoption of ISO standards for PDF as a platform for business applications.’ Johnson continued. ‘I look forward to driving this mission as the PDF Association’s Executive Director’
Duff has been a broad contributor to the PDF community adding content and information for those looking to learn about the PDF file type. His past involvement as a contributor and PDF expert for Planet PDF has lead to the publication of numerous in-depth articles, short articles, forum posts and a positive contributions to the PDF community across the globe.