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Press Release: Follett Names George Gatsis Senior VP/Technology Platforms
Long time executive to guide implementation of PreK-12 technology strategies
MCHENRY, Ill., May 7, 2014 –George Gatsis has been named senior vice president of technology platforms for Follett School Solutions, the leading provider of integrated content and technology solutions to the PreK-12 education space. Follett empowers school educators and administrators with integrated solutions that combine content discovery, access and delivery with best-in-class management and instructional systems to advance student learning.
“George’s broad leadership experience in technology and his innovative approach to bringing solutions to market make him an ideal fit for his new role,” said Tom Schenck, president of Follett School Solutions. “George and his team will drive our evolution and integration of all of Follett’s content and technology offerings to better support the needs of educators seeking more options for learning in any format, at any level.”
Gatsis began his career with Follett in 1994 as director of development projects for Follett Software Company, now part of Follett School Solutions. Gatsis has played leadership roles in delivering Follett technology solutions to the PreK-12 education space, such as the development and product management of Follett’s signature Destiny library management platform. More recently, Gatsis has led strategy and business development in launching the company’s Aspen student information system platform. During his 20-year tenure, he held progressively more responsible roles with the company. He most recently served as vice president of strategic planning and partnerships.
Gatsis graduated from University of Utah’s College of Engineering with a degree in computer science. He went on to earn a Master of Business Administration degree from Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University.
For more information on Follett’s PreK-12 business, visit www.FollettLearning.com.
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About Follett’s PreK-12 Business | follettlearning.com
Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.
About Follett Corporation| follett.com
Since 1873, Follett has served as the trusted partner in education for students and educators at all levels of learning. Today Follett delivers physical and digital learning materials, retail services, school content and management systems to more than 70,000 early childhood, primary and secondary schools, and on more than 1,000 college campuses. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett is a $2.7 billion privately held company.
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