Wolters Kluwer Health Appoints Gordon Macomber as President & CEO of
its Professional & Education Business Unit
Conshohocken, PA (October 8, 2007) - Wolters Kluwer Health, a
division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading provider of information and
business intelligence for students, professionals, and institutions
in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical
industry, announced today the appointment of Gordon Macomber as
President & CEO of its Professional & Education business unit, with
responsibility for the Lippincott Williams & Wilkins product lines.
Macomber brings to Wolters Kluwer Health strong industry acumen and
proven track record of success in library reference publishing and
related businesses through several significant leadership positions.
Prior to Wolters Kluwer Health, Macomber held the positions of
President at Thompson Gale, global print and e-reference publisher
for libraries, schools, and businesses, and CEO of Merriam-Webster,
Inc., a subsidiary of Encyclopedia Britannica.
"The appointment of Gordon Macomber brings us extensive publishing
experience as well as the leadership skills and business proficiency
to take our books and journals business into the next era of
content-in-context", said Jeff McCaulley, President & CEO of Wolters
Kluwer Health. "We could not be more thrilled to have Gordon join our
Macomber gained extensive e-business experience while he served as
President & CEO for NYUonline, a subsidiary of New York University,
where he was responsible for the start-up of an organization designed
to compete in the corporate e-learning marketplace. Macomber also
held various positions with Simon & Schuster, including President of
Macmillan Reference USA (including Macmillan Library Reference) and
executive positions with Macmillan Computer Publishing.
Jeff McCaulley continues, "I am excited about the leadership team
within our Wolters Kluwer Health Professional & Education business
unit, and our potential to accelerate growth and competitiveness as
we strive to drive medical excellence via the transformation of
healthcare through information."
Macomber, who will be based in Philadelphia, PA, is a graduate of
Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health (Conshohocken, PA), a division of Wolters
Kluwer, is a leading provider of information and business
intelligence for students, professionals, and institutions in
medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical
industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and
drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams &
Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons; electronic information providers,
such as Ovid Technologies, Medi-Span and ProVation; and
pharmaceutical information providers, such as Adis International and
Source®. For more information, visit www.WKHealth.com.
About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and
publishing company. The company provides products and services for
professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial
services, legal and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual
revenues (2006) of ¤3.4 billion, employs approximately 18,450 people
worldwide, and maintains operations across Europe, North America, and
Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the
Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL)
and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. For more
information, visit www.wolterskluwer.com.
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