PROVO, Utah. Ameritech Library Services (ALS) is pleased to announce that Kate Noerr, vice president of marketing and sales, will assume additional responsibility for international operations, effective April 1, 1999.
"At Ameritech Library Services, we are committed to expanding our presence worldwide," said Lana Porter, president of Ameritech Library Services. "Kate understands the diverse needs of global markets, and her international experience in Europe, Asia and Africa will help us build on our past successes and identify new opportunities."
ALS has a strong international presence, with automation systems installed in 34 countries. ALS has offices in Ontario, Canada; Adelaide, Australia; Versailles, France; and Chesham, United Kingdom; and worldwide distributors including Dynix (Deutschland) GmbH in Germany, Macrotec Computacion in Mexico, Arabian Advanced Systems in Saudi Arabia, Efacec in Portugal and Ergodata in Greece. The international offices deliver a full range of services including development, implementation, support and sales.
"Ameritech's collaborative approach to developing software incorporates input from customers worldwide to insure our products meet the diverse requirements of global markets," Noerr said. "As the global market expands and public, academic, school and special libraries worldwide automate their libraries for the first time or upgrade existing systems, Ameritech Library Services will be there to deliver the products and services they need."
Noerr has extensive international experience. She founded Information Management and Engineering Ltd. (IME), a library automation company, in 1982 in the United Kingdom, grew it successfully in Europe and then expanded to the United States and Singapore.
Ameritech Library Services (www.amlibs.com), a subsidiary of Ameritech, is the world leader in library automation systems with installations in more than 5,200 client libraries worldwide. ALS library information management systems meet the needs of research, public, corporate, medical and K-12 school libraries. Headquartered in Utah, ALS has offices in Illinois and Canada and throughout Europe and the Pacific Rim.
Ameritech (NYSE: AIT) serves millions of customers in 50 states and 40 countries. Ameritech provides a full range of communications services including local and long-distance telephone and data, cellular, paging, security, cable TV, Internet and more. One of the world's 100 largest companies, Ameritech (www.ameritech.com) has 70,500 employees, 1 million shareowners and more than $30 billion in assets.