C2 Coating & Converting and OPE Journal with New Leadership Team


Restart: The new leadership team of the media brands C2 Coating & Converting and OPE Journal is now complete. Two experienced professionals are taking the helm.

Two new media experts will lead C2 Coating & Converting in the future: Starting January 1, 2024, Bettina Maurer has taken over the editorial leadership and overall editorial responsibility for the publications and events under the C2 Coating & Converting and OPE Journal brands. Ibo Ücel, as Sales Director, is responsible for sales as well as business development for both media brands.

Bettina Maurer has been with the dfv Mediengruppe since 1992. The graduate engineer and communication scientist has been working for the dfv Conference Group, the event subsidiary of the dfv Mediengruppe, for the past seven years as Director Events. There, she successfully established and managed numerous specialist congresses in the fashion, consumer goods, logistics, and food industries. Before that, she was responsible for various topics as an editor for the specialized magazine TextilWirtschaft. She gained international experience in Milan and as a correspondent in China.

Ibo Ücel also originally comes from the dfv Mediengruppe: Initially, he established himself as the Sales Manager for the international B2B magazine Sportswear International, focusing on customer care and media planning. Subsequently, he founded his own textile company, which he later successfully sold. In his new position, Ibo Ücel also brings in his expertise in building customer relationships and international markets, which he gathered in leadership positions, including roles at an international online luxury sector provider, as a technical sales manager in the solar industry, and at a startup in the hearing aid industry. Bettina Maurer and Ibo Ücel report to Dirk Lehmann, Publishing Director Technical Trade Media. "With Bettina Maurer and Ibo Ücel, we have been able to win two very competent and successful media professionals with excellent expertise and management experience, well-connected in various industries and within the dfv Mediengruppe," says Lehmann. "This is exactly what we need to successfully develop C2 Coating & Converting and OPE Journal, set new impulses in their respective markets, and further expand our market leadership."

C2 Coating & Converting is the leading media brand for the entire coating and converting industry and is the market leader in this segment. C2 Coating & Converting provides comprehensive coverage in German, English, and Chinese on the processing and refinement of film, nonwovens, and paper, as well as on the companies and decision-makers in the industry. The portfolio includes the print and e-paper products C2 Deutschland, C2 Europe, and C2 Asia, as well as the e-magazine C2 International, distributed outside of Europe and Asia.

OPE Journal is the international B2B magazine for the Organic & Printed Electronics industry and is produced in cooperation with the Organic Electronic Association (OE-A) based in Frankfurt. It is published as a print and online magazine. The core target group includes decision-makers from the automotive, displays, fitness/wearables, healthcare, NFC/RFID, sensors, and energy sectors.


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