PROVO, UT—Library automation systems company, epixtech, inc., has recently announced the addition of Ron Gibbons as Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing and the appointment of Jed Gilmore as Vice President of U.S. Sales. Both assume their duties with the company immediately.
Ron Gibbons brings nearly two decades of proven performance in the technology industry and has extensive experience in enterprise sales and marketing. He is joining epixtech from Support Net, Inc., an IBM distributor, where he was Vice President of Sales responsible for direct sales, customer support, inside sales and technical support. Prior to his assignment at Support Net, Gibbons held Senior Management positions at IBM Corp., where his experience included product positioning and solution marketing of software, hardware and services offerings as well as experience with the company's reseller channel. Ron holds a Masters of Management degree in Marketing from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
“epixtech offers a great opportunity for me to work with sales in the library field, a field for which I have great respect,” states Mr. Gibbons. “The library automation field offers the possibility of continued growth in development and sales, particularly on the international level. The international market has just begun to be tapped and epixtech has a great opportunity to expand its strong market leadership.”
Jed Gilmore has been with epixtech for more than nine years, in all functions within the sales force. He began as Customer Sales Representative for 11 Midwestern states, then continued as Customer Sales Manager for the entire Western United States, followed by being Director of Sales and Customer Sales for the U.S. “I've worked closely with all types and sizes of libraries, creating long-term technology plans for automation and networking,” explains Gilmore. “Because I understand this industry so well, it helps me understand what libraries need and how epixtech can provide it.” Gilmore holds an M.A. from the University of Utah in History.
President and CEO of epixtech, inc., Lana Porter, sees great potential for Sales and Marketing under the direction of Gibbons and Gilmore. “Ron brings a unique and invaluable blend of sales expertise and general management breadth that will help us to scale our growing sales and marketing scope. Jed knows our company backwards and forwards from a sales perspective and has been tremendously successful in the past. I am expecting great things from sales and marketing in delivering the best customer-driven solutions in the industry.”About epixtech
epixtech is the leading provider of automation technologies, solutions and services for libraries worldwide. epixtech's award-winning library automation systems, including Dynix and Horizon Sunrise as well as ConnectLib solutions for patron self-services, desktop management and interlibrary loans and its new Web-based solutions and services empower libraries and their patrons. epixtech's Application Service Provider (ASP), has more installed sites than any other library automation vendor. epixtech was formerly Ameritech Library Services and became a private corporation in December 1999. epixtech's library automation services meet the needs of academic, research, public, corporate, consortia and K-12 school libraries. Headquartered in Utah, epixtech has offices in Evanston, Illinois; Waterloo, Ontario; as well as in Australia, France, Ireland, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Taiwan. epixtech, inc. is located at 400 West 5050 North, Provo, Utah 84605; Telephone: 800.288.8020; fax 801.223.5202; and www.epixtech.com.