Thieme Publishing Group announced the appointment of Thomas Krimmer as head of the newly created central marketing department for its German medical divisions. In this position, he will be responsible for all marketing directed at physicians, medical students, physiotherapists, nurses, and other professional groups in the healthcare sector.
Krimmer was with Thieme for 9 years, previously in charge of global marketing for the company's chemistry and institutional information resources. In this new position, he will oversee the marketing of books, journals, electronic media, and services.
Source: Thieme Publishing Group (www.thieme-connect.com)
Outsell, Inc. announced that Stephen C. Goodall will join the company as executive vice president and will also serve on the board of directors.
Most recently, Goodall served as a special advisor to the new president of J.D. Power and Associates and to the president of the media and information segment at McGraw-Hill. He also assisted with new product development in the social media area. Prior to this, Goodall served for 30 years at J.D. Power and Associates and was president (from 1996 to 2008) until the company's sale to McGraw-Hill Cos., Inc.
Source: Outsell, Inc. (www.outsellinc.com)
USA TODAY announced the appointment of Jeffrey Wilks to the newly created position of senior vice president of brand marketing. In this position, he will oversee brand marketing, client solutions, communications and event marketing, and research.
Most recently, he was chief operating officer and president of business solutions at Enfatico. Prior to that, he was president of IBM Brand Services at Ogilvy & Mather. Previously, he was CEO of Bouchez Kent + Company and executive vice president, managing director of BBDO.
Source: USA TODAY (www.usatoday.com)
Google announced that Susan Wojcicki was named a senior vice president. She was the company's 18th employee and worked on things such as Google Doodles and AdSense over the years. According to the announcement, her duties, such as overseeing all advertising products, will remain the same. Most recently, she was a vice president.
In other news from Google, it was announced that Udi Manner is now its search boss. He has 20 years of experience in search, with 4 of those at Google. Prior to this, he was in charge ofA9.com (a search subsidiary from Amazon). Before that, he served at Yahoo! as chief scientist. Previously, he was a professor at the University of Arizona. He is also the author of many books and periodicals.
Source: WebProNews; SFGate (www.webpronews.com; www.sfgate.com)
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) announced that it inducted three members to its Hall of Fame. The 2010 inductees are Guy St. Clair, Judith Field, and John Ganly. According to the release, this recognition is for members at or near the end of their active professional careers and honors their service and contributions to the association.
St. Clair was the library director at the University Club of New York. While there, he worked with a colleague to offer consulting, training, and publishing services to librarians nationwide. He also published The One Person Library: A Newsletter for Librarians and Management. After this, he established a new field in the profession he called knowledge service through his company SMR International and taught knowledge management certificate courses for SLAs ClickU. …