Harcourt Education Names New President, COO
Textbook giant Harcourt Education, Reed Elsevier Group’s global education publishing division, named a new president and chief operating officer to head the company’s domestic business earlier this week.
Lloyd G. “Buzz” Waterhouse, 54, assumed the role of president and COO, a newly created post, on Wednesday. The former CEO and chairman of The Reynolds and Reynolds Co., a software provider that provides automobile dealerships with computer software, held several management positions with IBM during his career, including its academic and education units.
Waterhouse will oversee several Harcourt business units, including Harcourt School Publishers, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Harcourt Achieve, Harcourt Trade Publishers and Greenwood-Heinemann.
Buzz is both a talented operational executive and an exceptional strategist,” Harcourt Education Global CEO Pat Tierney said. “With the increasing importance of technology in our business, Buzz’s experience in that arena will be especially valuable. His addition to the Harcourt team ... will help us leverage resources to develop innovative solutions for our customers while improving operational efficiency.”