Ingram Content Group announces a new organization to serve retailers, libraries and publishers more effectively
NASHVILLE – David "Skip" Prichard, President and CEO of the recently formed Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced the organizational structure designed to make it easier to do business with the new company.
The creation of Ingram Content Group was announced three weeks ago by John R. Ingram, Chairman, who said the change would "fully integrate" Ingram's content companies, which are Ingram Book Group, Lightning Source Inc. and Ingram Digital.
Today Mr. Prichard explained that the group will be organized as a market-focused organization which will better serve all of our retail customers, libraries, publishers and partners.
"Rather than different organizations designed around products and services, we will now be organized around our mission statement of helping content reach its destination,” Mr. Prichard said. "All of our services for publishers and content creators will be in our content organization. Our commercial organization will serve any 'destination' where we take that content – whether libraries or retailers."
Services to publishers include Lightning Source print-on-demand, Ingram Digital's CoreSource, Ingram Marketing Group, Ingram Publisher Services, and Ingram Book's buying department. This new publisher-focused organization will be led by Chief Content Officer Phil Ollila. Mr. Ollila joined Ingram from Borders Group in 2004 and has led Ingram's retail, distribution and library businesses.
All of Ingram's customers in the library and retail channels will be served by one organization, led by Chief Commercial Officer Shawn Everson. Mr. Everson joined Ingram nine years ago and has served in a variety of distribution, transportation and commercial roles.
Mr. Prichard also announced the appointment of key organizational leaders within the Content and Commercial organizations.
In the Commercial organization, Rich Rosy, former General Manager of NetLibrary who joined Ingram two years ago, will head up all of Ingram's library businesses including Ingram Library Services, MyiLibrary, and Coutts. Dan Sheehan, currently Vice President of Sales for Ingram Book Field Sales, will also take on responsibility as General Manager of Ingram Periodicals.