EBSCO Industries has named David Walker as its new Chief Executive Officer. Walker previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Vice President. He joined EBSCO in 2000 as general manager of Military Service Company, was named Vice President for Acquisitions in 2000, and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2010. Tim Collins, Chief Executive Officer of EBSCO Industries since July 2014 will remain with the company as President and Chief Executive Officer of EBSCO Information Services. Collins co-founded Popular Magazine Review in 1983, which was acquired by EBSCO in 1986 to form EBSCO Publishing. In 2013, EBSCO Information Services and EBSCO Publishing were merged into EBSCO Information Services, with Collins at the helm. Although EBSCO Information Services stands as one of the largest companies held by EBSCO Industries and the best known to libraries, the company owns a variety of other companies in other business sectors. EBSCO Industries employs over 5,000 personnel across these companies, earns annual revenue over $2.7 billion, and is one of the largest private companies in the United States.
Ann Melaerts has joined Axiell as Vice President and Business Area Director for Axiell Public Libraries. Melaerts comes to Axiell from INFOR, where she served as General Manager Library Division and VP Independent Business. At Axiell, her responsibilities will include sales for its public library products, especially Quria, the company's newly launched library services platform for public libraries and its Arena discovery portal. Melaerts came to INFOR from Geac, which was acquired by Golden Gate Capitol in 2006 and merged initially into Extensity and then into INFOR. From 1992-1999, Melaerts held positions for ODIS, which developed the Vubis family of ILSs that subsequently was acquired by Geac.
Justin Duewel-Zahniser has rejoined The Library Corporation (TLC) as its Chief Technology Officer and will be based in the company's headquarters in Inwood, WV. In this position, he will be responsible for ongoing enhancement of the company's Library•Solution ILS. Duewel-Zahniser held a variety of positions at TLC from 2003-2006 including project manager and software instructor. In the interim, he has held positions in product management for companies offering cloud-based products.
TLC has also promoted Mike Willis to Business Development Manager. Willis joined TLC in 2004 and has held a succession of roles from support and sales representative to senior project manager. In this new role, Willis' responsibilities will include expanding the customer base of the company's TLC. SmartTECH line of products.
Hamish McDonald has joined Yewno as its Channel Manager for APAC. McDonald, who previously served as Director of Sales, Asia Pacific for Innovative Interfaces, will work out of Auckland, New Zealand to oversee the company's expansion in to the region. Prior to his tenure at Innovative, McDonald managed the eLGAR consortium of public libraries in Auckland.