Emeryville, CA—The Company today announced the promotion of two international sales staff to the rank of Vice President:
Aaron Blazer Named Vice President, Asia-Pacific Sales
Aaron Blazer has been promoted to Vice President, Asia-Pacific Sales. A fifteen-year veteran of Innovative, he will bring his long-term collaboration with Innovative libraries around the world to this new position. In his new role, Blazer will expand his duties to include both new sales and management of existing accounts.
"In my travels it is my goal that potential and existing library partners learn as much about developments at Innovative as I learn about their developing needs and interests," says Blazer. "I view my role as an ambassador for Innovative and an advocate for libraries by facilitating communication between our respective organizations."
Over the years, Blazer has been involved in various key positions at Innovative as the company has grown to serve libraries in over 40 countries worldwide and brought market-first implementations of the Unicode® character-handling standard to libraries. He has over 20 years experience in the library field, having worked in serials, circulation, technical services, and reference in academic and public libraries as well as for library automation vendor Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Maryvonne Enjolras Named Vice President of Sales for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Maryvonne Enjolras became a member of Innovative's sales team in 1997 and has served the company as Director of Sales for Southern Europe since 2003. In her new role, she will oversee both new sales and customer sales in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
Based in Madrid, Enjolras has a background in library automation and has worked for international organizations related to the European Union and the United Nations. Fluent in several languages, she is a graduate of the Université de Provence, Aix and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris.
"Though the years, Aaron and Maryvonne have shown a tremendous commitment to serving libraries and focusing on library needs," says Innovative's Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Leslie Straus. "These assignments reflect the company's tradition of growing organically and also demonstrate Innovative's strong confidence that Aaron and Maryvonne will spearhead Innovative's growth internationally."
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About Innovative Interfaces
For over 25 years, Innovative Interfaces has dedicated its energies to meeting the needs of libraries and the challenges of library automation. Core to this mission are trusted products including the Millennium integrated library technology platform, INN-Reach next-generation resource sharing, the Symposia digital repository, and Electronic Resource Management. Today, thousands of libraries of all types in over 40 countries rely on Innovative's products, services, and support. The company is located in Emeryville, California with offices around the world.