JULY 5 2023
Minneapolis – July 5, 2023: Bibliotheca is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Hopwood as the new Managing Director of EMEA, effective July 3, 2023. Having held key leadership positions at both Bibliotheca and Hublet, and as an advisor to various technology businesses, Hopwood is a seasoned professional and industry expert in the library technology market with a proven track record of success.
“Jim’s return to Bibliotheca is an exciting development for our organization,” says Joe Grillo, CEO of Bibliotheca. “His extensive experience and deep understanding of library dynamics, trends, and emerging technologies make him the ideal candidate to lead our EMEA operations. His appointment is a testament to Bibliotheca’s commitment to providing the best solutions and services to libraries in the EMEA region.”
As Managing Director, Hopwood will assume responsibility for EMEA, directly overseeing all customer-facing functions in the region, and will play a pivotal role in shaping Bibliotheca’s strategy for product development, marketing, and sales generation. The appointment marks a realignment to a more decentralized management model, enabling Bibliotheca to be highly responsive to its regional customer base.
“I am thrilled to rejoin Bibliotheca and take on the role of Managing Director for EMEA,” Hopwood commented. “The library technology market is experiencing rapid change, and I am excited to work with the exceptional team at Bibliotheca to drive innovation, provide outstanding customer experiences, and cement Bibliotheca’s position as a leader in the industry.”
Bibliotheca is dedicated to the development of innovative technologies and library management solutions that help sustain and grow libraries around the world. Bibliotheca reimagines how libraries function, using integrated technology to inspire and delight all kinds of people, wherever they are: at home, on the move, or within the library walls.
Bibliotheca employs 400 people across 21 countries, partnering with 30,000 libraries to make the library experience—physical and digital—seamless, intuitive, and inclusive.
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