Leiden, The Netherlands – ACCUCOMS announced that effective April 1st Douglas Wright will join the company as the Commercial Director Americas. Reporting to Founder and President, Pinar Erzin, Doug will manage all library sales teams in the US, Mexico, Costa Rica and Brazil. He will also be responsible for publisher business development in North America.
Doug is well known and respected in the industry with almost three decades of experience at EBSCO’s PP&F, PCG, Ingenta, Publishing Technology and ORCID, serving publishers, librarians and researchers globally. Having lived in Brazil and Mexico and with extensive experience in working with library consortia in Latin America, Doug will be a key asset to the growth strategy for that region as well.
Adding Doug to the already powerful team at ACCUCOMS shows the commitment by the company to improving care for the North American publishing market, as well as supporting its library sales teams in the Americas. With highly experienced Commercial Directors now physically based in US, UK, Europe and Asia, ACCUCOMS will be able to deepen its relationships with Publishers around the world, while channeling all the guidance to its local library sales teams, to continuously improve its service to local markets.
Pinar Erzin, Founder and President of ACCUCOMS said, “I am thrilled to share such positive and exciting news with our community! Doug and I worked side by side, showcasing the best example of top quality competition for over 14 years, while he was leading PCG. We are now teaming up, bringing all that knowledge and experience together, with enormous joy and belief that we can achieve greater things together, for and on behalf of all publishers and libraries we serve. Together with Egon, Simon and Rakesh, Doug will be part of our Commercial Directors’ team as well as ACCUCOMS Management Team. He will work closely with our library sales teams in all Americas to develop best growth strategies for our publishers. He will also be active in North American publisher community to care for our current and prospective publishers together with the rest of the team. I am a very lucky person to be surrounded by such impressive people and I can’t wait for us to hit the ground all together, as one team!”
Douglas Wright added, “I have observed Pinar lead ACCUCOMS over the years from a start up to be the powerful global sales and marketing company that it is today. I have always been impressed by the team’s drive and professionalism, which created a friendly competition between us. It is my absolute pleasure to join the ACCUCOMS team to bring even more robust service offerings to publishers, libraries, and the research community!”
ACCUCOMS is the leading independent provider of services to academic and professional publishers around the world. With its headquarters based in the Netherlands, the company operates in five continents, covering North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, India, South Korea, Taiwan and South East Asia.
ACCUCOMS’ multilingual teams offer efficient and intelligent representation, telesales and business intelligence services as well as user interaction programs to clients that range from large publishing houses to specialist society publishers. In 2016 ACCUCOMS launched Aggregagent, a new way of thinking about collection sales and changing the big deal scene in the industry. www.accucoms.com
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