November 13, 2014 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative today announced new roles for executives with extensive experience on the Polaris ILS team: William Schickling and Jodi Bellinger. The appointments demonstrate Innovative's commitment to move library technology forward while keeping continuity of products and services for its worldwide customer base.
William "Bill" Schickling is now Senior Vice President of Global Sales and has extensive experience as the previous CEO of Polaris Library Systems. He was the principal architect of the Polaris ILS and has been working with the product and the Polaris community since 1987.
Jodi Bellinger has been named Vice President of Customer Support Operations and was a valuable part of the service group at Polaris Library Systems. For 10 years, she has been instrumental in delivering an outstanding customer support experience for users of library technology.
"One of the key reasons for Innovative's acquisition of Polaris Library Systems and VTLS Inc. was the opportunity to bring together people who know libraries," says Innovative CEO Kim Massana. "Bill and Jodi's strong leadership skills and in-depth library expertise are valuable additions to the Innovative executive team."
Bill Schickling and Jodi Bellinger will be based in the Syracuse (NY) office which will continue as a center of operations for the company.
Innovative (www.iii.com) is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the broadest and most complete portfolios of library automation products on the market today. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in 66 countries and has offices around the world.