Eric van Lubeek named Vice President, Global Library Services, following Bruce Crocco's announced retirement


Eric van Lubeek has been named OCLC Vice President, Global Library Services, following the announced retirement of Bruce Crocco, Vice President, Library Services for the Americas.

Crocco has announced his intent to retire at the end of June 2023. He has worked closely with OCLC Americas' customers for more than 20 years. Crocco joined OCLC in 2002 as Director of Global and Segment Marketing and assumed the Americas sales leadership position in 2007. His team helps libraries understand, purchase, and get the most value from OCLC services.

Van Lubeek will assume leadership of all global sales activities effective immediately as Vice President, Global Library Services. He will retain his title as Managing Director EMEA and APAC.

Van Lubeek joined OCLC in 2007 to oversee operations and services in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He assumed the Managing Director position for EMEA in 2011 and added responsibility for management of operations in the Asia Pacific region in 2014. Van Lubeek is a librarian and holds a master's degree in business administration from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

"Although I am always supportive of positive transitions, we will miss Bruce's expertise, customer focus, and positivity," said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. "He has been a valued member of our executive management team, and has always been sincerely committed to OCLC and our member libraries."

Van Lubeek is working closely with Crocco to ensure a smooth transition.

"Eric is a skilled executive leader with operational, sales, customer relations, and managing director experience," said Prichard. "He has earned the trust and confidence of OCLC leadership, and the trust and confidence of OCLC members around the world."