Ann Arbor, MI – July 10, 2013 – ProQuest has appointed Tony Rummans as Vice President Global Sales. In this role, Rummans will be responsible for leading the Global Sales organization, helping to drive the strategic transformation of ProQuest's integrated go-to-market approach. In addition, Mr. Rummans will also serve on the Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience leadership team.
"Tony has been responsible for delivering growth and building teams across a diverse group of technology products and markets." said Michael Gersch, ProQuest, senior vice president, global marketing, sales, and customer experience & service. "We value his addition of extensive international sales experience in software sales, solution sales and business development."
Mr. Rummans has a rich background of international sales leadership with 30 years' experience in the information technology industry. His most recent role was Senior Vice President for Americas Software & Solutions Sales at Kofax, a leading provider of smart process applications. Prior to Kofax, Mr. Rummans career was spent with IBM, leading sales teams worldwide from Latin America, southwest Europe and South Korea. His international assignments provided him the opportunity to live in both Madrid and Seoul.
"I am delighted to join ProQuest, a dynamic team dedicated to bringing reliable and timely information to those striving to learn and discover at the world's leading institutions, businesses and governments," said Mr. Rummans. "The innovative approaches that ProQuest has used over the years, coupled with its passion to continue to innovate will be a winning combination for years to come."
Mr. Rummans attended the MBA program at the University of Chicago and holds a Bachelor of Economics from Vanderbilt University. He also previously chaired the economic Task Force for the Brazil/USA Business Council as part of the Americas Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement International.
75th Anniversary of Landmark Innovation
ProQuest is celebrating the 75th anniversary of microfilm and the legacy of innovations that have supported researchers and librarians for more than a century. The launch of University Microfilms, Inc. (UMI) introduced a new era for libraries, enabling preservation and sharing of large document collections.
To commemorate this pivotal milestone, the company created a comic book that tells the story in true superhero fashion of how microfilm became the gold standard for information preservation. Eugene B. Power and the Wild Beginnings of UMI is available in print and e-book format.
ProQuest (www.proquest.com) connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and e-books. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.
The company's cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest, Bowker, Dialog, ebrary, EBL and Serials Solutions businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon discovery service, RefWorks Flow, Pivot and Intota, a new library services platform. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world