DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 18 June 2007óDon Fabricant, former executive with Thomson Learning, has joined the OCLC Online Computer Library Center leadership team in the newly created position of Vice President, Library Services for the Americas.
In this new position, Mr. Fabricant is responsible for sales and library services in the United States, Canada and Latin America. He will work closely with OCLC service centers and affiliated regional service providers. Mr. Fabricant will report to Cathy De Rosa, who was named OCLC Vice President for the Americas and Global Vice President of Marketing in a recent reorganization designed to achieve global integration of services and establish teams comprising staff from various geographic locations.
"Don brings a wealth of experience in market development, direct sales management and channel sales, and has a strong record of cultivating loyal client communities among academic and governmental institutions," said Ms. De Rosa.
"We are excited to have Don as part of the OCLC strategic leadership team," said Jay Jordan, OCLC President and CEO.
Prior to joining OCLC, Mr. Fabricant was Senior Vice President of Sales for the Career and Professional Group, a division of Thomson Learning. He was responsible for sales strategy and results across all education markets including College, Vocation/Technical, Career Ed and School markets. Mr. Fabricant joined Thomson Course Technology in December 1991 and held numerous senior management positions including Vice President of Channel Sales, Senior Vice President of the Corporate Training Strategic Market Group, and Executive Vice President of Global Sales. He holds a BA in Economics from Tufts University and an MBA from Babson College.
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a nonprofit library membership and research organization that has provided computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, preservation and eContent services to 57,000 libraries in 112 countries and territories. OCLC and its member libraries worldwide have created and maintain WorldCat, the world's richest online resource for finding library materials. For more information, visit www.oclc.org.