McHENRY, Ill., Jan. 19, 2016 –Follett has announced the hiring of David Schroeter as its new Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Service. Schroeter joins Follett after spending the past 12 years with Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. He most recently served Gale as Senior Vice President of Sales.
Schroeter originally joined Cengage (then Thomson Learning) in 2003 as Regional Sales Director for Gale's School Division. He was promoted to his most recent position one year ago. Throughout his tenure with the company, he was promoted to other sales and management positions within Cengage. Schroeter also has held sales positions with Siebel Systems, BigChalk.com, and ProQuest Information and Learning.
"I've worked with and known Dave for many years, and he will be a perfect addition to our team at the right time," said Nader Qaimari, Executive Vice President for Follett Corporation and General Manager for Follett School Solutions. "He brings the energy and expertise we're looking for as we forge ahead with exciting new customer service goals." Qaimari joined Follett in 2014, also from Cengage Learning, where he was Gale's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
A native of Fostoria, Ohio, Schroeter graduated with a master's degree in student personnel from Eastern Michigan University. He earned his bachelor's degree from University of Toledo. Schroeter and his wife, Melissa, have three sons, Sam (17), Joey (15), and Charlie (12).
For more information about Follett, visit www.FollettLearning.com.
About Follett's PreK-12 Business
Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, eBooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.
About Follett Corporation
For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Every day, Follett serves over half of the students in the United States, and works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. Follett is higher education's largest campus retailer and a hub for school spirit and community, operating more than 1,150 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores across the continent. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett is a $2.6 billion privately held company.