OCLC has named Drew Bordas for the newly created role of Vice President of Management and Customer Operations. According to the announcement Bordas will lead the organization's “Customer Support, Project Management, Implementation Programs and Corporate Quality Assurance functions.” Bordas previously served as Vice President of Business Operations for Ingram Content Group and more recently worked with the Nashville-based firm c3/consulting. This move is the latest change in the OCLC executive team since the appointment of Skip Prichard as President and Chief Executive Officer that became effective July 1, 2012. Prichard previously served as President and CEO of Ingram Content Group. Other recent appointments include the Jeff Jacobs as Chief Information Officer. Overall, however, the executive roster has remained intact.
Softlink, a major global company that develops the Oliver, Liberty, and Alice automation systems used primarily in school and special libraries has made a major change in its executive management. Nathan Godfrey, who has served as the company's Chief Operating Officer has been named as Managing Director, the top executive position in the company. Outgoing CEO Kim Duffy steps into role of Non-Executive Chairman. Duffy has led the company as Chief Executive Officer since the June 2008 retirement of Bob Dunne. Softlink is based in Brisbane, Australia and is active in almost all global regions.
On the open source front, ByWater Solutions, which provides support services for the Koha ILS has expanded its Carmen Hernandez joins ByWater Solutions and will work to train libraries on the use of Koha. Hernandez is a recent graduate of Rutgers University.