bibliotheca, the leading supplier of RFID-based technologies to public and academic libraries around the world, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexandre Walker as General Manager for France, Belgium and the Netherlands. In his new capacity Alexandre will oversee the sale¬s and customer support operations in all three regions.
Alexandre holds an engineering degree from the ESTP (Paris) and started his career managing business software development teams, before shifting to sales and marketing activities. He has highly contributed to the successful launch and growth of several international software firms on the French market such as J.D. Edwards (ERP), Descartes Systems (Supply Chain), Wonderware (Industrial Automation and MES solutions) and, more recently, in the CEM (Customer Experience Management) space.
Commenting on joining bibliotheca, Alexandre stated: “I am deeply convinced of the tremendous potential for bibliotheca in these European markets. Their leadership, their technological expertise and their team involvement towards customer success are offering a unique combination that will gather a growing interest on this very demanding and open market; I am delighted to now be part of this adventure".
The need and requirement for RFID technology in the French, Belgium and Dutch markets has seen a massive increase over the last few years - with bibliotheca securing some of the largest library contracts in each region. With predicted continuous growth in these markets, the appointment of Alexandre is just one step towards driving sales and increasing market growth for the company.
Darren Ratcliffe, bibliotheca's UK Managing Director, added: “Alexandre brings a wealth of experience at the very highest level including growing very small businesses or start-ups into larger market leading organizations. As General Manager he will be a valuable addition to the team driving our business forward locally to deliver world leading solutions and service for the French library market.”
bibliotheca was formed in the spring of 2011 when the three leading independent companies of bibliotheca (Switzerland), Intellident (UK) and Integrated Technology Group, ITG (North America) merged to create a single, global entity. In January of 2012, the Group was extended further with the acquisition of Trion AG, one of Europe’s leading AMH suppliers. bibliotheca is financially backed by One Equity Partners, a division of JP Morgan Chase & Co. The formation of this Group creates the world’s largest company dedicated to the development, deployment and support of RFID-based solutions, with particular focus on public, private and academic library markets.
Since merging to become one global entity in 2011, bibliotheca has significantly increased its partners and distributors across the globe to offer first-class industry knowledge and expertise to customers worldwide.
bibliotheca welcomes new General Manager for France, Belgium and the Netherlands