OBERHACHING, Germany, 24 October 2016—OCLC GmbH announced today that Sebastian Müller has joined the organization as its new Sales Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He takes over the role previously held by Andreas Schmidt, who became General Manager in July.
Dr. Müller has extensive experience in the technology industry, having worked in sales and marketing for software companies focused primarily on business to business applications. He is a promoted political scientist with a focus on economics and international politics, in particular development cooperation. He has previously worked for the Apple subsidiary Filemaker Inc., which specialises in software that enables users to create and run custom apps that work on the Apple platform. Most recently, he worked for Ex Libris, the library automation company.
"The library landscape is changing and OCLC as a library cooperative is well placed to play a crucial role." said Dr. Müller. "I'm looking forward to cooperation with libraries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and am excited to be part of the OCLC family now."
"We are delighted to welcome Sebastian to our organisation," said Andreas Schmidt, General Manager, OCLC GmbH. "He joins us at a critical point as more and more libraries are adopting cloud-based technology. Sebastian's knowledge and understanding of the benefits and efficiencies that can be realized by building services in the cloud will help us to assist and inform our clients during this very important period of change."
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