BURNSVILLE, MN October 15, 1999 - Sagebrush Corporation, a leading provider of information solutions to the K-12 market, announced the appointment of Mark M. Hammer to the newly established position of VP of Sales & Marketing, Sagebrush Technologies. With this appointment, Mr. Hammer assumes a key role within Sagebrush Corporation, and will provide leadership for all sales and marketing activities for the Sagebrush Technologies division of the company.
"Mark has been very important in driving the success and growth of Sagebrush Technologies," said Jay A. Stead, President and CEO of Sagebrush Corporation. "His experience, combined with his knowledge of the education marketplace and strong leadership abilities make him the ideal candidate for this position."
Mr. Hammer joined Sagebrush Technologies (formerly Nichols Advanced Technologies) in 1996 as Marketing Manager for the company. In this position and as Director of Marketing, he successfully developed marketing plans and strategies that led to unprecedented profitable growth for the division. He has also been a leader on several successful company-wide initiatives. In addition to spearheading marketing efforts, Mr. Hammer has developed sales initiatives and served as National Sales Manager for Sagebrush Technologies.
"As we continue to grow, Sagebrush Technologies will seek to expand its information management solutions for libraries and K-12 schools. My new role will allow me to develop the Sagebrush Technologies business and integrate our business with the other Sagebrush divisions to ensure that we are meeting the future needs of this core customer group," said Mr. Hammer. He continues, "I feel that Sagebrush is in a strong position to lead the marketplace, and am excited about the future of the company and about the future of libraries and the education world."
Mr. Hammer has extensive experience in the technology and education markets including nearly 6 years in the library automation industry. He earned his B.A. degree from University of Kansas, and his Masters degree from the University of Texas in San Antonio.
Burnsville, Minnesota-based Sagebrush Corporation is a fast-growing provider of integrated information management solutions for the education world. The company offers library automation systems, information solutions, and learning resources with a focus on the K-12 market. Through its more than 350 employees and representatives, it markets and distributes its products throughout North America and the world.
Austin, Texas-based Sagebrush Technologies, a division of Sagebrush Corporation has additional offices in Edmonton, Alberta, and La Crosse, Wisconsin. Sagebrush Technologies provides powerful, easy-to-use information management solutions. Sagebrush's Athena library automation software leads the industry and is installed in more than 6,000 libraries throughout the world.