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  ​​​​​​​Aerosoft Hires Sales and Marketing Professional Bernd Almstedt for Unique Business Development Role
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Paderborn/Germany, July 15, 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 and CEO 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."

About Aerosoft
Aerosoft is one of the leading publishers of deep simulation games, with 40 inhouse staff and long standing connections to many freelance developers and studios. The company also sells periphery products for simulation fans.

Aerosoft GmbH was founded in 1991 at the airport Paderborn / Lippstadt in Germany. They started out developing add-ons and periphery products for Microsoft Flight Simulator as well as training software for flight students. Since 2002 the company became more and more a full-fledged publishing company and branched out into other simulation genres. In 2020 Aerosoft released its first simulation games on console.

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