A number of key executive announcements of major significance to the future of CLSI were made in early June.
Robert A. Walton was named president of CLSI, effective July 1, 1990. Walton has over fifteen years of experience as a library automation consultant, faculty member, writer, and librarian.
James A. Hofbauef has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of CLSI. Hofbauer, a CPA, is currently the chief financial officer and vice president of customer service for Continental Healthcare Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of the Information Handling Services Group, Inc. (CLSI's parent organization).
Susan M. Stearns will continue as CLSI's vice president of customer services, and Barbara K. Britt will continue as vice president of administration. Stearns was a prime mover behind the creation of CLSI's customer advisory board, SAGE. Britt has significantly expanded CLSI's educational and conversion services groups.
Bruce H. Black, an employee of the Information Handling Services Group, Inc., for the last eighteen years, will assume Diane Mayo's responsibilities as vice president of sales. Black has worked in many sales and sales management positions during his tenure at IHS. Most recently, he served as special assistant to the president of CLSI, responsible for customer relations.
In addition, Edward Thayer was promoted to director of system development at CLSI. Carl Fisher, who was acting as president for the past few months, will continue to assist CLSI in a consultant capacity.