May 25, 2022

Leadership: ProQuest Names New VP to Lead Books Unit, New CTO Also Named

From ProQuest:

ProQuest has named Rich Belanger as senior vice president and general manager of its Books business unit. Roger Valade has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer. Kevin Sayar, co-founder of ebrary and leader of the ProQuest Books team since 2011, is taking on an advisory role where his expertise will continue to help ProQuest’s Books business grow and thrive.


“I’d like to thank Kevin for his invaluable contribution to ProQuest. A visionary leader in his area since co-founding ebrary in 1999, Kevin’s contributions have changed the way in which libraries and patrons discover, select, acquire and use ebooks,” said Matti Shem Tov, ProQuest CEO.


Mr. Belanger and Mr. Valade are based in ProQuest’s Ann Arbor headquarters. They assumed their new roles on February 1.

Learn More About Mr. Belanger and Mr. Valde in the Complete ProQuest Announcement

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