Before his promotion to Director of Engineering in 1999, he became product manager for GIPSY®, PRS' flagship product, in 1995. Although initially focused on the technology, he gradually assumed increased project management responsibilities and became responsible for multiple data-management and visualization projects with several leading system integrators.
Kechel obtained his degree in computer science (Dipl. Informatiker) from the University of Karlsruhe in 1991.
He is member of Gesellschaft für Informatik (http://www.gi.de).