Aerosoft Hires Sales and Marketing Professional Bernd Almstedt for Unique Business Development Role
Games industry veteran Bernd Almstedt (505 Games, Activision) will serve as Director Business Development Aviation
July 16, 2021
Paderborn/Germany, July 16, 2021 | As of July 1, 2021, Bernd Almstedt has joined simulation specialist Aerosoft as Director Business Development Aviation. Almstedt reports to founder and CEO Winfried Diekmann and takes on a newly created position – the goal of Business Development Aviation is to expand the business through international aviation-specific sales channels, such as pilot stores, flight schools, or aviation organizations.
Bernd Almstedt brings 30 years of experience in the games industry to the table and has worked in executive positions in sales, marketing and business development. Most recently he served as Sales and Marketing Director at 505 Games. Additionally, he has the unique perspective of a trained pilot – he is a volunteer pilot with the Bavarian Air Rescue Squadron.
Winfried Diekmann, founder of Aerosoft, says: "I have known Bernd for many years and have come to appreciate him as a competent businessman and reliable partner. I am very happy that we could persuade him to join us for this important new role - his unique expertise in sales and marketing and his deep understanding of aviation make him exceptionally suited to drive our business forward."
Bernd Almstedt adds: "Aerosoft, with its long tradition, is a company to my liking: down-to-earth, but innovative; solid, but ambitious. I am very pleased to be able to contribute my skills here and make a contribution to further growth."