NEWTON, MA -- May 17, 2005--Today, Ex Libris announced that Heidi Trockman and Ted Koppel have joined Ex Libris as the newest members to its growing marketing team. In her newly-created role as Marketing Manager, Ms. Trockman will manage all marketing communication initiatives for Ex Libris' rapidly expanding North American market. Mr. Koppel joins Ex Libris as Product Manager for Verde, Ex Libris' electronic resource management system. Both join a global Product Management and Marketing team at Ex Libris and will be based in the Boston office.
"I am delighted to be part of the Ex Libris team", said Ms. Trockman. "Ex Libris has enjoyed extraordinary growth since opening its operations here six years ago and our world-class customer base speaks for itself. I look forward to helping them build on this already formidable success."
Mr. Koppel adds, "It's a pleasure to work with such a high-energy, visionary organization. It's an exciting time to be joining Ex Libris, particularly with the release of Verde, the latest product in our suite of tools for managing electronic resources."
Jenny Walker, Vice President of Marketing, stated, "Ted and Heidi bring a wealth of experience to Ex Libris from both product marketing as well as communications, respectively. They will both play instrumental roles in communicating our corporate vision, especially with regards to the growing demand for electronic resource management solutions. These additions to our team speak to Ex Libris' impressive growth and the company's commitment to maintaining our global leadership position."
Ms. Trockman managed sales and marketing programs for several high-profile companies prior to joining Ex Libris including Kronos where she implemented a successful national seminar program and managed the company's first telesales initiative. Most recently, she was a Brand Manager for Genuity where she played a key role in the company's first major product launch.
Ms. Trockman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston College and holds her bachelor's degree in Communications with a minor in Fine Arts.
Mr. Koppel brings to this position significant product management and related experience in the library and information marketplace. His prior experience includes working at the CARL Corporation, OCLC and most recently, Senior Product Manager for Standards Implementation at The Library Corporation (TLC) where he represented TLC on numerous industry standards committees.
Mr. Koppel holds a Bachelors degree in languages from Georgetown with a minor in Arabic. He also has an MSLS from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at over 1250 sites in 52 countries. MetaLib, the information portal for library collections, and SFX, the context-sensitive linking solution for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment, have collectively been purchased by more than 725 institutions in 36 countries. DigiTool, a solution for the construction of digital collections, and Verde, the new electronic resource management (ERM) system, round out the Ex Libris product suite. For more information on Ex Libris, please link to www.exlibrisgroup.com.