AS part of the global roll out of its Bookmaster Publishing ERP System, IBS has announced the appointment of Staffan Wensing as Group Manager of the IBS Publishing Division.
In addition, the company has announced the formation of Regional Centres of Excellence, based in the UK, the US and Singapore, to enable advanced product and marketing development and a comprehensive customer support infrastructure.
Staffan Wensing, Area Manager of Asia and Australia for IBS, has also been appointed as Group Manager of the IBS Publishing Division and takes overall responsibility for global marketing, development and support of the IBS Bookmaster product.
IBS’s Regional Centres of Excellence will support the company’s increasing customer base, which already includes some of the world’s leading publishing companies, including Penguin, McGraw-Hill and Harper Collins.
These competency centres, based in the US, Singapore and at IBS’s UK offices in Borehamwood, confirms IBS’s commitment to the market and the investment it is making into ensuring Bookmaster remains the leading ERP solution for the global publishing industry.
IBS has opened its European Centre of Excellence at its Borehamwood office in order to be close to the main publishing markets in London.
To promote growth in Europe and to drive sales in the UK, IBS has appointed Mike Irving, formerly International Sales Manager of IBS Australia, as General Manager Sales, Europe, for IBS Bookmaster.
A specialist team, also based in Borehamwood, will support current and future Bookmaster customers in the UK and Europe.
Additional Bookmaster support centres are also being created in Iberia, France, Finland, Italy, Germany, Poland, Holland, Denmark and Sweden. These additional centres will ensure IBS delivers the most comprehensive product delivery and support capability to the European publishing market.