Following an apprenticeship as advertising merchant he started his career in the communications industry. His further training as “approved media producer/f:mp.” invoked his passion for production processes as a tool for improving communication. Since 1998 Rüdiger is the CEO of the Fachverband Medienproduktion e.V. – the professional association of media producers in Germany. Additionally he is a successful networker, consultant and mediator within the communications industry.