Syracuse, NY - December 2, 2003 – GIS Information Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative automation software to libraries nationwide, has announced the appointment of James J. Rowley to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Rowley brings to the organization more than 18 years of accounting, finance, HR, and general business management experience gained in senior financial positions at several upstate New York companies. As a member of the GIS senior management team, he will oversee GIS' financial and human resources. A Certified Management Accountant (CMA), he also holds an MBA from Syracuse University. From 2001 to the present, Rowley served as Chief Financial Officer for Suit-Kote Corporation in Cortland, New York. His responsibilities included managing the finances for all entities of this privately owned company with annual sales of $80 million. Prior to that he held senior financial positions at Owl Wire & Cable, Inc. in Canastota, New York and at Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc. and Crucible Materials Corporations in Syracuse. He also serves as Deputy Town Supervisor for the Town of Clay, New York. “We are delighted to have a person with Jim's experience and expertise join our GIS team,” commented Bill Schickling, GIS president and CEO. “Our company is experiencing steady growth and we welcome the advice and counsel we will receive from Jim as we move aggressively into our next stage of innovation and development.”
About GIS Information Systems
Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, GIS Information Systems is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider and the developer of the Polaris integrated library system. From its beginnings almost thirty years ago, GIS has served libraries with innovative technology, from its first circulation system in the mid-1970's through its third-generation Polaris system. Ranked number one by users for the quality of customer support they receive*, Polaris facilitates all aspects of library operations by providing innovative workflow solutions packaged in a familiar Windows interface.
In addition to its library automation systems, GIS Information Systems, Inc. offers workflow analysis, retrospective conversion, database enhancement and network security services to libraries of all types. Thirty percent of GIS staff is composed of professional librarians. More information is available via telephone 800-272-3414 and at www.gisinfosystems.com.