River Grove, IL (May 5, 2005) -- As part of a corporate reorganization, Follett Corporation today announced that Chuck Follett, (52) and a resident of Marengo, Illinois was named president of the newly-formed Follett Technology Solutions and International Group and Bob Mallo, (47) and a resident of Mokena, Illinois, was named president of the newly-formed Follett Educational Distribution Group. These changes become effective on October 1, 2005.
Chuck Follett began his career with Follett in 1974 when he joined Follett Library Book Company which was later renamed Follett Library Resources. He rose quickly through the ranks, eventually serving as director of marketing for Follett Library Resources. In 1985, he founded Follett Software Company and served as its president for nearly 15 years. Under his leadership, Follett Software Company grew into the nation's largest provider of library automation software and services.
Prior to being named president of the newly-formed Follett Technology Solutions and International Group, Chuck Follett served as executive vice president of Follett Library and School Group and was responsible for directing the Group's international sales activities. In addition, he has also served as vice president of technology for Follett Corporation.
In his new position as president of Follett Technology Solutions and International Group, Chuck Follett will have overall responsibility for Follett Software Company, Follett International and Follett Digital Resources, which will be responsible for implementing the company's digital business strategy and initiatives.
Bob Mallo began his career with Follett in 1975 when he joined Wilcox & Follett, which was later renamed Follett Educational Services. Mallo rose quickly through the ranks, holding a number of increasingly responsible positions before being named president of Follett Educational Services in 1999. In 1989, he was named vice president of office operations and in 1991 his responsibilities were expanded when he was promoted to vice president of operations. He was named executive vice president in 1993, in 1997 he was named chief operating officer and in 1999 he was named president of Follett Educational Services. In his new position as president of Follett Educational Distribution Group, Mallo will have overall responsibility for Follett Library Resources, BWI and Follett Educational Services.
Follett Corporation is a $2 billion, privately-held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. Its different businesses are organized under three business groups – the Follett Higher Education Group, the Follett Educational Distribution Group and Follett Technology Solutions and International Group. The Follett Higher Education Group is the largest operator of campus bookstores with more than 700 stores under management across the United States and Canada. It also operates efollett.com, the country's leading online campus bookstore. The Follett Educational Distribution Group is the nation's largest distributor of library books to elementary and high schools, America's largest wholesaler of used elementary and high school textbooks and a leading provider of children's and adult books and audio visual materials to public libraries. The Follett Technology Solutions Group is the leading provider of library automation solutions for K-12 schools. Follett Corporation was founded in 1873 and has its headquarters in River Grove, Illinois.