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Newsroom Announces New Senior Leaders

  • adds two new Executives to the Management team starting on October 1st
  • Uwe Weimer joins as Head of Sales EMEA
  •’s co-founder Bernd Dorn returns as CTO

Bernd Dorn (left) returns as CTO. Uwe Weimer joins as Head of Sales EMEA.

Bernd Dorn (left) returns as CTO.
Uwe Weimer joins as Head of Sales EMEA.

Dornbirn, September 30th, 2020 –, developer and supplier of CrateDB, a purpose-built database optimized for use in IIoT environments, is announcing changes in its management team. With the appointment of Bernd Dorn, the founding CTO of the company returns to his former role. Moreover, Uwe Weimer will join as Head of Sales EMEA.

Bernd Dorn acted as’s founding CTO from 2013 to 2017 and is now returning to the company succeeding Jodok Batlogg. In 2012, Bernd led the core technical team to create the idea and the development of the original CrateDB architecture and code. In his role as CTO, Bernd will lead product management, development and product operations of the company and continue to drive Crate’s technical leadership in the enterprise-grade database market winning the hearts of developers.

“I have accompanied since the idea was born and it’s incubation in June 2013. Not only have I been involved in the further development of the product for many years, but recently I have also been able to experience from the customer's perspective. Now I am happy to return to to push the core technology and cloud deployment to the next level”, says Bernd Dorn about his new role. The Austrian native has 20 years of experience in databases, scalability and distributed systems. He built his own company Lovely Systems, a technical development consulting firm where he has been CTO since 2009.

With Uwe Weimer joining, the company was able to win an industry expert for the job as a Head of Sales EMEA. Uwe is an executive sales leader with extensive experience in Europe and in the technology space – both with startups and very large enterprises such as HP, Dell, VMware and most recently Mirantis/Docker. Uwe will be responsible for’s direct and indirect sales teams as well as sales operations.

“My biggest strength is to build high-level customer relationships while gaining unlimited trust. I am excited about applying my deep SaaS enterprise sales skills to such an IIOT industry leader and aggressively expanding’s sales and ecosystem”, comments Uwe Weimer.

“I am very happy to have both Bernd and Uwe join the executive leadership team at They will be vital to delivering the hyper growth strategy we have set out for ourselves … and most importantly contribute to innovative industry 4.0 solutions across a number of IIoT segments such as Consumer Packaged Goods for our customers. I would also like to thank Jodok Batlogg for his outstanding service and am looking forward to his continued support as a shareholder”, says Eva Schönleitner, CEO of

About is the developer of CrateDB, a highly scalable distributed database solution that combines the performance of NoSQL with the power and simplicity of standard SQL. Designed specifically to support machine data applications and IIoT, CrateDB is optimized for time series and industrial data and runs in the cloud on Azure and Amazon as well as on the edge and on-premise. was founded in June 2013 and operates from its locations in the USA, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as remotely worldwide. Forbes has ranked among the “Top 25 IoT Startups to Watch”, Gartner has named the company a “Cool Vendor in Manufacturing Operations”.

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