PROVO, Utah—November 30, 2004—Dynix, the world's leading provider of automation technologies, solutions, and services for libraries, today announced that Robert A. Walton, MLIS, a leading thinker and accomplished executive in the library community, has been appointed to the Dynix Board of Directors. Walton joins Dynix after recently spending one year as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Ex Libris USA and after serving from 1992 to 1999 as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Innovative Interfaces.
Bob Walton"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Walton to the Dynix Board of Directors," said Dynix Chairman John Ware. "With more than 20 years' experience as a librarian, library consultant, scholar of librarianship, and leader in the advancement of library technology, particularly in the area of academic libraries, Bob will provide keen insight and clear vision to the Dynix board."
Walton currently serves as Vice President for Finance and Business at The College of Wooster (Wooster, OH), a position he has held since 1999, where he is responsible for all college operations and fiscal planning.
In addition to his recent roles as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Ex Libris and as Executive Vice President and CFO of Innovative Interfaces, Walton has also played executive leadership roles for SLS Information Systems in Scandinavia, in Spain and Portugal, and in the UK. He has also directed operations for Innovative Interfaces as the company's chief executive in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa , and in the Asia Pacific region.
From 1986 to 1990, Walton worked as President and Founder of Walton Bridge Consulting, a strategic planning and information technology management company that focused on the development of long-range strategic plans for medium-to-large university, library, and municipal IT departments. Completing more than 70 high-level projects in four years, he specialized in information technology planning, budgeting and fund raising for large capital improvement projects, project management for the procurement and installation of large technology systems, and planning and implementation of large retrospective, data conversion projects.
"I am excited to be working with Bob Walton, whom I have known for two years and have found to be a very dynamic and knowledgeable colleague in the library market," said Dynix President and CEO Jack Blount. "As we continue to expand our leadership in the academic and large public markets, where Bob has great experience, he will unquestionably be a great asset to the company and of great value to our customers."
"Dynix is the library industry's leader for premiere technology and for customer service, and I am very pleased to be joining the company at a time of incredible success in product development and customer growth," Walton said. "I look forward to working with Jack Blount, the Dynix management team, and with the board of directors in meeting the needs of our current and future customers."
Dynix is the global leader in new-name sales of library management systems and has the largest installed customer base of any library technology vendor. As a committed advocate of the library community, Dynix serves academic, special, school, public, and consortium libraries in over 40 countries. Dynix has more than 100 professional librarians on staff and proven experience in software leadership. Since 1983, Dynix has provided customers visionary technology solutions that support the latest industry standards and offer intuitive functionality. For complete corporate information and a guide to Dynix products and services, visit www.dynix.com.