POMONA, CA - January 17, 2012 - Auto-Graphics, Inc., providing library automation solutions for over 40 years, today announced the expansion of its executive management team with the addition of experienced software veterans, Robert Brown and Phillip DeLong. Both executives bring to the company extensive experience working with innovative technologies that change the way that people, businesses and organizations access and interact with physical and digital content in public, private and corporate sectors.
Brown has been appointed Executive Vice President and will be focused on expanding and strengthening Auto-Graphics' product and service offerings, brand value and customer satisfaction in the marketplace while positively impacting the company's key performance metrics to improve shareholder value. Brown brings to the team extensive business, technology and product experience from the enterprise cloud software, mobile computing and communications industries. He also brings with him many years of strong consumer product experience gained from previous executive management roles at ILOGIX Solutions, Philips Electronics, Mitsubishi Wireless and Panasonic.
DeLong joins Auto-Graphics as the Vice President of Product Management and has been tasked with leading the team responsible for delivering the company's software and services product strategy. DeLong worked for nearly a decade at Gartner Group and brings broad experience in software, devices, services, content and social networking across a range of industries. His expertise has most recently been focused on SmartPhone application development and building integrated social networking components.
"Both Philip and I are excited to join Auto-Graphics during this renaissance time when libraries are focused on attracting and engaging patrons with unbounded access to the worlds published media collections in both physical and digital formats," said Robert Brown, executive vice president of Auto-Graphics. "We are looking forward to working with our clients and partners and providing new and compelling products and services that facilitate the role of libraries as centers for learning, instruction, assistance and entertainment in a world influenced by eBooks, the Internet, and social networking."
About Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Founded in 1950, Auto-Graphics has been a technology innovator for more than six decades, providing data management solutions to customers across multiple industries. For over 40 years, Auto-Graphics has helped libraries of all sizes become more efficient and patron-centric. The AGent integrated product suite - currently used by more than 5,500 libraries in North America - is comprised of Iluminar a next generation patron user interface; VERSO an integrated library system; Resource Sharing an interlibrary loan and consortial borrowing solution; and Search a federated search module. AGent products are fully compliant with ISO and NISO standards, and are available via the Software as a Service (SaaS) hosted delivery model. For more information, please visit www.auto-graphics.com.