STUTTGART, GERMANY and BOULDER, CO and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2013) - PE INTERNATIONAL, a global sustainability software and services firm, today announced the appointment of Christoph Wilfert to the position of CEO. Mr. Wilfert joins the company from Education First, the largest private provider of education and travel services globally, where he served as president.

Earlier in his career Mr. Wilfert spent seven years at Microsoft in senior managerial positions including general manager responsible for corporate accounts and the SME-business in the U.S. He was also COO for Microsoft operations in Germany. Prior to his tenure with Microsoft, Mr. Wilfert was a co-founder, chairman and CEO of Combionic, an enterprise collaboration software provider.

"Christoph Wilfert brings to PE INTERNATIONAL, a combination of entrepreneurial prowess and proven leadership in global organizations. We look forward to his guidance as we continue to establish our market leadership on every level from sustainability consulting to data and software solutions," said Richard Seibt, head of the PE INTERNATIONAL advisory board.

"With an impressive roster of clients, consistent revenue growth, and proven technology and consulting services, PE INTERNATIONAL is helping companies across the world to succeed sustainably. I look forward to the challenges ahead and to working with the executive team as we continue to build our global presence and increase our market share," said newly-appointed CEO, Christoph Wilfert.

Mr. Wilfert's appointment became effective Sept. 1. when he transitioned into his role from former PE INTERNATIONAL CEO and co-founder, Michael Betz. Mr. Betz will remain with the company as a board member and executive advisor.

PE INTERNATIONAL is the global leader in integrated product and enterprise sustainability performance with proven software solutions, sustainability databases and unparalleled consulting expertise. With more than 20 years of experience and 20 offices around the globe, PE INTERNATIONAL works with 1,500 clients including companies such as Bayer, Hewlett-Packard, Interface, Mondelez, Siemens, Unilever and Volkswagen. For more information:

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