Elsevier Appoints Suzanne BeDell as Managing Director, Science and Technology (S&T) Books

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, MA, 14 September 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 research-intensive organizations.

“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 SciVerseScienceDirect 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. 

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, 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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