Chicago, ILóOctober 2, 2014. Ex Libris Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Hines as president of Ex Libris North America and a member of the Group's executive management team.
Mr. Hines joins Ex Libris after holding senior management positions for the last ten years at NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE), a leading worldwide provider of intent-based solutions that capture and analyze customer interactions. During his tenure at NICE, Mr. Hines acquired some of the company's largest customer accounts and played a significant role in developing business strategy. In his most recent position, as vice president of a major NICE division, Mr. Hines was responsible for sales, marketing, and business and technology partnerships, and he worked hand in hand with the professional services team to deliver the NICE suite of applications.
"We are happy to welcome Eric Hines to Ex Libris as the new head of our North American business," remarked Matti Shem Tov, president and CEO of Ex Libris Group. "With his vast leadership experience, his enthusiastic support of innovation, and his vision of empowering leaders at every level of an organization, Eric will play a key role in expanding our North American customer community and facilitating the migration of libraries to our next-generation technology."
"I am honored to become part of this successful, forward-thinking organization, a global pioneer in providing cloud-based systems to libraries," remarked Mr. Hines. "As a strong believer in a culture that instills passion, determination, and a desire to find better ways to help customers, I look forward to working with the innovative teams in this world-class company. I plan to strengthen the company's already close collaboration with its North American customer community and to extend the leadership of Ex Libris in this market."
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future.
Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 90 countries on six continents. Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.