SirsiDynix made several recent changes in middle management positions. Brad Whittle was promoted to VP for Sales, expanding the scope of his portfolio from North America to worldwide. Whittle returned to SirsiDynix in January 2009 following a brief hiatus as VP for Sales and Product Management at Alpha Bay. Formerly Director for Implementation Services, Tim Hyde was appointed as VP for Professional Services. On the international front, Darren Wallace now serves as Director of Sales and Marketing, Asia-Pacific and David Green as Director of Sales and Marketing, Europe.
Biblioteca RFID Library Systems expanded its North American staff to add capacity in step with new library customers added through increased sales. Jared Brumlow comes to Biblioteca from SirsiDynix where he served as a project manager since 2001 James Carder, whose experience includes a period with RFID provider TAGSYS and Steven Mikels have also recently joined the company. Biblioteca has made strong inroads into the North American RFID market, reporting a threefold increase in sales since 2008. The company recently relocated into a larger facility in its Huntsville, AL operations. The US division belongs to a global company based in Switzerland.
BibLibre, a support firm for Koha in France named Philippe Chabanon as its new Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO Nicholas Morin will continue with the company though August 2010. BibLibre has grown to a company of 11 employees, providing services primarily within France, though it has worked with libraries in other parts of Europe.