INWOOD, WV, June 7, 2007- TLC has welcomed two new members to its executive management team, and has assigned new responsibilities to senior staff.
Simon Marcus has joined TLC as Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer to help plan and implement development of products and market strategies. Mr. Marcus brings a wealth of experience to this new position, after serving in executive positions at the YMCA of Greater New York and Am+A, a leading Web design firm. Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer of the Authors Guild, the oldest and largest American organization for published authors.
Joshua (Jabe) Bloom has joined TLC as Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Bloom is a Software/Security Architect who has provided thought leadership on emerging technologies to Fortune 100 companies. Mr. Bloom's expertise is in the architectural and security oversight of large-scale, highly secure transactional applications. He is an avid practitioner of agile development processes. In his early career, Mr. Bloom developed some of the first Java-based Web sites for clients such as Sotheby's and Black and Decker. Mr. Bloom was Chief Architect of the iXL office in New York (now Razorfish), overseeing all technical implementations. Mr. Bloom has also served as Technical Director at IconNicholson, where he led major software development projects for clients including, Valspar, S&P, The Doris Duke Foundation, and the NRF 06 Store of the Future.
Gar Sydnor will serve as Senior Vice President of TLC. Mr. Sydnor is a fifteen-year veteran of the library automation industry. As Vice President of Sales, he has been instrumental in the growth of sales of Library.SolutionR, CARL.X, and add-on products such as AquaBrowser Library. As Senior Vice President of TLC, Mr. Sydnor's role will expand to overseeing TLC's strategic direction and guiding development of more customer-driven solutions and partnerships for the TLC family of libraries.
Tim Heishman, Inwood Operations Vice-President, will continue to oversee the company's crucial support, training, installation, IT, and data operations. Mr. Heishman's duties will expand to include collaboration in sales, strategy, and product development.
"Our expanded executive management structure reflects TLC's agility as a worldwide library automation leader, able to respond dynamically to a changing marketplace," commented TLC CEO Annette Murphy. "Today's companies can thrive only by choosing a culture of innovation that continually takes a fresh approach to the needs of libraries. TLC's achievements would not have been possible without the skill and dedication of our extremely talented workforce. We are aware that our success is dependent upon their contribution."