PROVO, Utah; January 28, 1999. Ameritech Library Services (ALS) is pleased to announce that Scott Wheelhouse was recently promoted to vice president of product management. Wheelhouse will lead efforts to develop effective product plans, enchance marketing strategies and further improve communications with clients.
"Scott understands this industry and the needs of our customers," said Lana Porter, president of Ameritech Library Services. "He has been an employee of Ameritech Library Services since 1987, and his broad company background and track record of sound business judgment make him a strong addition to our executive team. Under his leadership, ALS will continue to offer products that libraries need to serve their patrons today and in the future."
"The rapid changes in technology necessitate a balanced approach to product management and development," said Wheelhouse. "While we embrace and integrate the latest technologies into our products, we also must provide a clear migration path for libraries to get from the present to the future. I look forward to working with our customers and employees to develop and deliver products, such as our ConnectLib products that allow libraries to leverage their investment in existing equipment while introducing new technology."
Wheelhouse will focus on four areas, which include:
- working toward closer coordination of ALS products in the global marketplace;
- listening and following through on customer input through user groups, joint application
- development, customer information and the timely delivery of products; improving the value, content, and delivery of ALS service and support offerings by reviewing current products and processes; and
- using the Internet to strengthen communications through the delivery of more effective and timely ALS product and service information.
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.
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