Elsevier Appoints Suzanne BeDell as Managing Director, Science and Technology (S&T) BooksBy Elsevier, PRNE
Monday, September 13, 2010
BeDell to Lead the Ongoing Transformation of S&T Books From a Traditional Print-Based Book Publisher Into a Technology-Driven, High Quality Content-Based Information Provider
BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, September 14, 2010 - Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical
information products and solutions, announced today that Suzanne BeDell has
joined Elsevier as Managing Director, S&T Books. BeDell will provide overall
vision to further Elsevier's mission to design and develop both print and
electronic products that serve customers needs.
"Suzanne brings to Elsevier an extensive track record in leading digital
development initiatives, and launching new products and platforms," said
Youngsuk 'Y.S.' Chi, CEO, Elsevier Science and Technology. "The S&T Books
group plays a key role in Elsevier's strategic growth so we are delighted to
have someone of Suzanne's caliber to take on the leadership of the group."
Suzanne brings to Elsevier more than 28 years of experience in the
publishing industry, starting out in books sales and marketing. Over the
course of her career she has held a number of leadership positions in the STM
publishing and digital information businesses with such companies as Thomson
(now Thomson-Reuters), McGraw Hill, and Mosby (now Elsevier). She joins
Elsevier after 9 years with ProQuest, where she most recently served as
General Manager of Dialog LLC, a provider of online information services for
"Cutting-edge information products require cutting-edge, high quality
content and I'm pleased to lead a group that combines these two key elements
in innovative ways," said BeDell. "Elsevier and the S&T Books group
understand that the work we are doing here today will lead to scientific and
technological advances in the years ahead."
Elsevier S&T Books provides seamless integration of its superior
scientific and technological content through online resources such as
SciVerse, ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com/) and BrainNavigator
the award-winning product that improves the quality of neuroscience research.
The S&T Books' family of imprints includes Focal Press, Butterworth-Heinemann
, Morgan Kaufmann, Syngress, CIMA Publishing, William Andrew, Newnes,
Architectural Press, Academic Press and Academic Cell Press.
Suzanne assumed her position on September 1st, 2010 and is based in
Elsevier's Burlington, Massachusetts office.
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and
medical information products and services. The company works in partnership
with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000
journals, including The Lancet (www.thelancet.com) and Cell
(www.cell.com), and close to 20,000 book titles, including major
reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include
ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com), Scopus (www.scopus.com),
Reaxys (www.reaxys.com), MD Consult (www.mdconsult.com) and
Nursing Consult (www.nursingconsult.com), which enhance the
productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite
(www.scival.com) and MEDai's Pinpoint Review (www.medai.com),
which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more
A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier (
www.elsevier.com) employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part
of Reed Elsevier Group PLC (www.reedelsevier.com), a world-leading
publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier
PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam),
REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).
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