PORTLAND, Ore., & LANGENTHAL, Switzerland – Aug. 29, 2006 – GenevaLogic announced today that Kirk Greiner has been appointed chief executive officer of worldwide operations for the privately held developer of active teaching systems. Greiner has served as president and head of the company’s U.S. operations since 2002. He succeeds Peter Schuepbach, who will continue to serve as chairman of the board. Greiner assumes his duties on Sept. 1.
“During his four years with GenevaLogic, Kirk’s strong business management skills combined with his passion for the ways that technology can transform education have resulted in incredible growth for the adoption of classroom management software products in the U.S.,” said Schuepbach. “As we embark on a new era of growth and innovation in the use of technology in schools, I know that Kirk is the ideal person to lead our company worldwide.”
Since Greiner took the helm of GenevaLogic’s U.S. operations, the company has increased revenue and grown its installed base. Sales of GenevaLogic’s classroom management™ software products, including its flagship product, Vision®, grew by more than 45 percent during the first half of 2006, building on growth of nearly 200 percent over the previous three years.
“Peter Schuepbach and I launched the U.S. office of GenevaLogic because we saw the potential that our classroom management software products had to change the way teachers use technology to support teaching and learning,” said Greiner. “As I assume this larger role with our growing company, I plan to focus on making all of our offerings even simpler and more intuitive to use for teachers worldwide. As part of this effort, we will be creating professional development tools to help teachers use our classroom management software even more effectively with the integration of technology and instruction.”
Greiner began his career as product manager for Arrow Electronics before founding Mirror Systems, a document management company specializing in the legal field. After six years as president of Mirror Systems, Greiner joined SmartStuff Software as vice president of marketing. He served as director of marketing for Riverdeep following its acquisition of SmartStuff. Greiner holds a degree in business administration from Seattle University.
In his new role, Greiner will be responsible for overseeing worldwide operations as well as overall company policies, objectives and performance across all divisions in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Schuepbach will continue to play an active role as an executive chairman – outlining the strategic direction of the company, working on special projects and managing funding issues to help fuel the future growth of the company.
GenevaLogic (www.GenevaLogic.com) has one passion: enabling educators to manage, control and optimize the use of technology to support teaching and learning. Founded in 1996, with headquarters in Langenthal, Switzerland, and Portland, Ore., the privately held company is an international leader in active teaching systems whose Vision classroom management software is used in more than 50,000 classrooms worldwide. The company’s education software solutions – Vision, App-Control™, Surf-Lock, Pointer™, Plan-It™, Protect-On™, Print-Limit™ and Print-Limit Pro™ – allow schools, universities and training centers to get more learning value from their technology investments. For more information, visit www.GenevaLogic.com.