Leiden, The Netherlands – Geoff Worton has joined ACCUCOMS as North America Sales Director. In his role he will be focusing on publisher facing business development.
Geoff Worton previously held global sales management positions at Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Nature Publishing Group, Elsevier Science, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). His move to ACCUCOMS came after announcing his retirement at the end of 2016. Geoff Worton is no stranger to ACCUCOMS, as he has worked as a client for many years. In 2015 he was a speaker at ACCUCOMS’ yearly ACCUfest and was already seen as part of the ACCUCOMS family.
With the launch of the Aggregagent, ACCUCOMS is looking to invest more in societies and university presses in North America. With someone on the ground, connecting more with publishers, Pinar Erzin, President and Founder of ACCUCOMS, sees in Geoff Worton “the experienced person we want to invest in. Due to his previous experience I feel that Geoff Worton is the ideal candidate as he brings a wealth of experience and can relate to publishers whilst merging global sales and agents. He did great for Mary Ann Liebert and he is very valuable to us being an experienced global customer who knows both the publishing side and ACCUCOMS in depth. We are thrilled to have Geoff on board and we will benefit greatly from his expertise.”
Geoff Worton adds even more expertise to the management level at ACCUCOMS. Egon Menardi, Commercial Director Europe and North America commented; “Geoff is a loyal customer. A professional who comes with a huge network and deep knowledge of the publishing market. We will benefit from his experience and role he had at Mary Ann Liebert . A friend of the ACCUCOMS family as well.”
Simon Boisseau, Commercial Director LATAM says; “Geoff comes with a wealth of industry knowledge, international experience and fully understands the global agent market. We are thrilled to see how he can grow our North American business, especially as our Aggregagent product gathers momentum.”
“Having managed global sales responsibilities for Elsevier, Nature and Mary Ann Liebert in his eventful career, Geoff has acquired extensive knowledge of global library markets as well as publishing industry. Geoff’s expertise and knowledge will help ACCUCOMS to gain a strong foothold in the US publishing market.”, adds Rakesh Malik, Commercial Director Asia.
Geoff started his new role February 1st and comments; “I am delighted to be able to play a part in developing the ACCUCOMS business in North America and look forward to meeting with publishers and clients in the coming months. The potential offered by new business models, and products in the pipeline, ensure that the future will be very exciting.” Geoff Worton said of the move
ACCUCOMS is an independent provider of services to academic and professional publishers around the world. Established in 2004, ACCUCOMS now operates from the Netherlands, Turkey, Latin America, the USA, MENA, India, Taiwan and South Korea. 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 The Aggregagent, a new way of thinking about subscription sales.
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