WESTCHESTER, Ill., Oct. 21, 2015 – Follett Corporation, a trusted partner to preK-12 schools, districts and college campuses for more than 140 years, today announced the appointment of Nader Qaimari to lead its preK-12 business, Follett School Solutions, effective immediately.
In line with this appointment, Qaimari has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Follett Corporation, and General Manager, Follett School Solutions. He also has been named to Follett's Executive Committee.
Qaimari's appointment follows the recent announcement from Follett School Solutions' former leader Tom Schenck, who is retiring from Follett after 26 years of service. Schenck will stay with the company through December to help ensure a smooth transition.
"On behalf of the entire Executive Committee, I want to express my confidence in Nader's ability to lead the organization and support our ongoing strategy," said Ray Griffith, President and CEO, Follett Corporation. "His years of experience in the education and library space, as well as his record of success in delivering inventive solutions, will be great assets as he assumes this new role. I'm pleased to welcome Nader into this leadership position and congratulate him on his well-deserved promotion."
For more than a year, Qaimari has served as Senior Vice President of Content Services and Solutions for Follett School Solutions, overseeing publisher relations, textbooks, early childhood, digital products, library collections, and classroom products. He has been a key leader and enthusiastic supporter to driving the alignment of all Follett's content services and solutions to better meet the needs of educators and librarians.
Qaimari came to Follett from Cengage Learning's Gale business, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College in Ohio and is in the final stages of completing his Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan's Stephen Ross School of Business.
About Follett's PreK-12 Business
Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.
About Follett Corporation
For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Every day, Follett serves over half of the students in the United States, and works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. Follett is higher education's largest campus retailer and a hub for school spirit and community, operating more than 1,150 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores across the continent. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett is a $2.6 billion privately held company.