Originally launched as the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006, the organization’s original function was to promote common understanding of the PDF/A archival subset of the PDF format. It was during this period that the PDF Association developed its first set of PDF/A Technical Notes and the Isartor Test Suite, critical building-blocks for modern implementations of the PDF/A specification.
In 2009 the ISO confirmed the PDF/A Competence Center’s status as a category A liaison with ISO TC 171 SC 2, allowing the organization to act as a conduit for information between members and the ISO committees managing PDF and PDF subset standards.
In 2011 the PDF/A Competence Center became the PDF Association, and formally expanded its scope to include all PDF and PDF-related standards.
The mission of the PDF Association is to promote awareness and adoption of ISO-standardized PDF technology worldwide.
Joined September 2006
Headquartered in Germany
Melina Tusch Member Benefit Manager
Susanne Wagner Accounting
Peter Wyatt PDF Association Chief Technology Officer
Thomas Zellmann PDF Evangelist
Alexandra Oettler Editor
Betsy Fanning Standards Director