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(Press Release) SEATTLE, Dec.14, 2010—After conducting an extensive search, the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill McCoy as Executive Director, effective January 9, 2011. Bill will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the IDPF, the global trade and standards organization for digital publishing. In conjunction with Bill's joining and anticipated future growth, the IDPF is establishing its office location in the Seattle, Washington area.
An experienced manager and entrepreneur, Bill most recently served as General Manager, Digital Publishing at Adobe Systems Incorporated. Bill previously served two terms on the IDPF Board of Directors, playing a key role in the development of the IDPF EPUB standard, and has been actively contributing to the development of EPUB3, the forthcoming major revision to the standard.
"Digital publishing is rapidly becoming a major market force, and IDPF has a critical role to play as the global trade and standards organization", said George Kerscher, President, IDPF. "I'm delighted that Bill has agreed to serve the IDPF at this juncture —his vision and leadership will be critical to taking the organization to the next level of success."
"I am honored to assume the leadership of IDPF," said Bill. "I look forward to working with members and partner organizations as we collaborate to advance the most fundamental change the publishing industry has ever seen."
About the IDPF
The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) is the global trade and standards organization for the digital publishing industry. IDPF is responsible for EPUB, the open standard digital publication format based on XML and Web technology, and organizes industry events such as Digital Book 2011. The IDPF is a not for profit organization with over 175 members, comprising publishers, vendors, libraries and organizations from 22 different countries. For more information visit http://www.idpf.org.