Maxwell Online Restructures Executive Staff

By Lane, Patricia | Information Today, December 1991 | Go to article overview

Maxwell Online Restructures Executive Staff


Lane, Patricia, Information Today


Ronald G. Dunn, group vice president, Maxwell Macmillan Professional and Electronic Publishing, recently announced the restructuring of the executive staff of Maxwell Online, Inc.

As the announcement came in late October, these staff changes were obviously not influenced by the death (November 5) of Maxwell Online owner Robert Maxwell. Apparently, the death of the flamboyant entrepreneur has had no effect on Maxwell Online Inc.

According to Dunn, the restructuring includes the appointment of Andrew M. Gregory to the position of president. Gregory is replacing P. JAmes Terragno, who served as the company's president since its founding by Maxwell Communication Corporation plc of London. Maxwell Online is made up of four divisions: Orbit Search Service, BRS Information Technologies, BRS Software Products, and Information On Demand Inc.

In making the announcement of staff changes, Dunn set a goal of redirecting Maxwell Online strategically "to respond to an increasingly challenging business environment and to take advantage of technological and market developments that are dramatically changing the information industry." With regard to Gregory's appointment, Dunn said, "Andrew Gregory's breadth and depth of management expertise will allow him to lead the company in new directions that capitalize on emerging opportunities."

Andrew Gregory holds a BA and MBA from Cornell University and has 17 years experience in general management, strategic planning, corporate finance, and information systems. Most recently, he was executive vice president and CFO of Maxwell Macmillan Professional & Business Reference Publishing. He joined the Maxwell Macmillan group as vice president, Business Planning and Analysis.

Information Today contacted Mr. Gregory and asked him about his plans for the company. Explaining that he had only been on the job a month his comment was, "I'm still getting my arms around the operation." He did tell us, however, that in his and Ronald Dunn's perspective, "previous management was trying to do too much--they were going in too many directions rather than focusing on specific objectives. …

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