|[January 17, 2013]
Robert Kidd Joins Impelsys as Executive Vice President
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
Impelsys, a global leader in providing electronic content delivery
solutions, today announced that Robert F. Kidd has been named executive
vice president of sales, based in the company's New York headquarters
and reporting directly to Sameer Shariff, the founder and CEO of the
Kidd will be responsible for sales and business development, supporting
Impelsys' business in the U.S., the largest market in the world for
eBook publishing and sales. Impelsys is coming off a very successful
2012 and has aggressive growth strategies in place for 2013.
Impelsys is the developer of iPublishCentral, the award-winning digital
publishing software platform. iPublishCentral is the eBooks technology
infrastructure used by some of the largest science, technology, medical
publishers, academic publishers and professional associations in the
"Bob's experience with electronic content licensing, eBook production
and the delivery of content via online platforms makes him the ideal
person to head up our business development efforts in the U.S.," said
Shariff. "We're focused on partnering with publishers by leveraging our
eBook technologies in order to shape the right solution for their
go-to-mrket strategies and find new business models. Bob has the depth
of experience to know what works and will be a valuable member of our
Kidd has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing industry.
Most recently, he was a vice president at Innodata Isogen (News - Alert) Inc., where he
led the Professional Publishing Practice. Previously, he was vice
president of global content services and international sales for Cadmus
Communications Corp., was an executive officer of KnowledgeWorks, and
senior director of publishing at Ovid Technologies, Inc. (now part of
Wolters Kluwer Health).
Among Kidd's many contributions to the industry is his creation of the
organization that built the highly acclaimed BioOne database -- an
electronic aggregation of 70 full-text, biology journals - in the 1990s.
Kidd holds a Ph.D. and Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin
and a Masters degree from the University of Cambridge.
Impelsys, a leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions to
the global publishing market, helps its clients compete, evolve and grow
in an increasingly complex marketplace. Impelsys-powered products such
as iPublishCentral™ help publishers increase their revenues by
delivering content online quickly and cost effectively. Impelsys'
passion for client success has helped it build long-term partnerships
with its customers becoming critical in the client's electronic delivery
strategy. Leading clients include McGraw-Hill, MIT Press, Elsevier
Science, F&W Media, Wolters Kluwer, Thieme Publishers, Benchmark
Education, Marshall Cavendish (News - Alert), Houghton Mifflin, American Academy of
Pediatrics, Sesame Street, Lerner Education and Hong Kong University
Press. Headquartered in New York, Impelsys operates across North
America, Europe, Middle East and India. For more information, please
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