A TECHNOLOGY company from Penarth has appointed a new chairman.

Think Productivity, the creators of task management app DropTask, have welcomed Jan Muhlfeit who is the former chairman of Microsoft Europe.

The announcement came as the company were showcasing themselves at the 'Digital 2015' event at Celtic Manor.

Jan Muhlfeit visited the company headquarters at TecMarina to meet the team.

He had visited TecMarina earlier this year for its official opening and that is where his involvement with the company started.

DropTask founder Chris Griffiths said “Jan Mühlfeit has experienced great success during his career, and spent many years side by side with Bill Gates as they travelled all over the world.

"With a wealth of knowledge obtained during his time as chairman of Microsoft Europe, we’re lucky to have such a high profile figure such as Jan interested in getting involved with a start-up here in Wales."

Jan Mühlfeit said: “Companies don’t start off with a project plan, they start with a vision.

"When over 250, 000 people gathered for Martin Luther King’s speech in 1963, they didn’t just come to see him, they came for the dream, the potential and hope for a better future.

"By nature, we are all very visual thinkers and we work in a visual way. DropTask embodies this, and I’m very excited to be involved.”