ATG People in the News 9/4/17

According to KnowledgeSpeak “the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has announced the appointment of Jeff Moon as the next Director of Portage. He succeeds Chuck Humphrey, who has held this role since September 2015. Portage is a national research data management (RDM) initiative developed by CARL to assist researchers and other RDM stakeholders, through a library-based network of expertise and national platforms for planning, preserving, and discovering research data…”


KnowledgeSpeak also notes that  “medical and scientific publisher Karger Publishers has announced the appointment of Daniel Ebneter as the new CEO, effective July 1, 2017. He succeeds Gabriella Karger, who will be focusing on her role as the fourth generation Publisher and Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Directors.

The new CEO Daniel Ebneter brings an ideal combination of knowledge and experience to Karger Publishers. He will significantly help to shape the strategic and operational development of the company. Daniel Ebneter has a strong background in publishing, digital business, and change management. He previously served as an Executive Board Member of a German publishing group specialising in the field of psychology…”


In addition KnowledgeSpeak reports that “senior publishing executive Frank Vrancken Peeters will join Springer Nature as Chief Commercial Officer on September 4th. This newly created Management Board level appointment has been established to support the future growth and strategy of the group. Frank will report in the short term to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Derk Haank and then from October 1st to the new CEO of Springer Nature, Daniel Ropers.

Frank has spent more than twenty years in academic, educational and professional publishing in a range of senior commercial roles. He will join Springer Nature from Wolters Kluwer where he is currently Regional Managing Director (RMD), Legal & Regulatory, Western Europe. He also leads the global Sales & Marketing centre at the company…”


According to Library Technology GuidesVitalSource Technologies LLC is pleased to announce the hire of R. Todd Smith as its Manager of Campus Store Partnerships. In this role, Smith will oversee the company’s relationships with independent college retailers and bookstore trade groups…

Smith has worked in bookstores for more than two decades, and began his career in 2000 as an assistant manager at the Macon State (Georgia) College Bookstore, where he also served as manager and then retail director. He moved from Macon State to the University of Georgia Bookstore in 2007, where he was associate director. In 2010, he became manager of the Clayton State University Bookstore, which soon after changed its name to the Loch Shop. He was promoted to Director of Campus Store Services in 2012…”


Library Technology Guides also reports that “The Library Corporation is excited to announce the repositioning of veteran sales representative Mike Willis as its new Business Development Manager. Mike has over 13 years of experience with TLC, holding various positions including Support Representative, Chief Instructor, Senior Project Manager, and Sales Representative.

Mike will take on the task of growing the TLC.SmartTECH customer base using his technical background along with his sales expertise. TLC has always been a pioneer in library hardware and services and the TLC.SmartTECH product line reinforces our presence in the market. For 43 years TLC has deployed innovative hardware and technology solutions to libraries and school districts, from Microfiche readers in 1974 to standardized testing tablet carts of today, continuing our long tradition of providing best of breed technology with unrivaled support…”

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