DUBLIN, Ohio -- October 5, 2015. William (Bill) J. Rozek, who has held financial leadership positions for several organizations in a variety of fields including electronic publishing and education, has been named OCLC Chief Financial Officer.
Rozek comes to OCLC most recently from the Mars Agency, a marketing organization in Southfield, Michigan, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer for ProQuest Information and Learning, a global publisher and information provider serving library, education, government and corporate markets, and Budco, Inc., a fulfillment services organization in Highland Park, Michigan.
"Bill is recognized as an executive with strong expertise in finance, technology and operations," said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. "He has worked closely with finance teams, chief executives, outside firms and boards in his prior roles. Bill is known for his hands-on, analytical style and he has earned a reputation for integrity and clear communication."
Rozek is a CPA with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Michigan.
Rozek's appointment is effective October 5. He takes over for Rick Schwieterman, who will retire from OCLC at the end of 2015 after 23 years of service. Schwieterman will work with Rozek on transition projects through the end of 2015.
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