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Pacific Data Conversion Corp. (PDCC) has announced that Katharine Clemo will be its new director of client and IT services. In this position, she will act as the liaison between the company's clients and its production facilities. She will manage staff, provide training, and oversee PDCC's IT capabilities.

Most recently, Clemo was PDCC's manager of client and IT services. In that position, she coordinated communications between production facilities, oversaw data distribution, and was involved in all aspects of project development and completion. Prior to that, she was office manager for Anderson & Adamson, LLP. Previously, Clemo held project-management positions at NDC-Health Information Services and Robert Half International, Inc.

She holds a B.A. in physics from Bryn Mawr College.

In other news from PDCC, two new regional sales managers, Merv L. Samuels and Frank P. Semancik, have been added to its staff.

Samuels was most recently the business development manager at Carroll Publishing. Prior to that, he was a sales executive with Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, and before that he was with Information Handling Services for 20 years, ultimately serving as the regional marketing manager.

Samuels holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute.

Semancik was most recently West academic sales manager for Faxon, RoweCom Academic & Biomedical Services. Before that, he covered the academic and educational markets for Brodart and Follett Library Resources.

Semancik has a B.A. in political science from Ohio University.

Source: Pacific Data Conversion Corp., Pocono Pines, PA, 570/646-5302; http://

Nstein Technologies, Inc. has announced the addition of Marty Reiner to its executive team as the new vice president of sales, and Mark Adrian as director of sales.

Formerly, Reiner was an executive vice president of product management with Webmind, a software company specializing in the development and marketing of computer-aided-indexing solutions. While there, he directed sales and marketing activities, product development, and customer support. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of sales at Optimark Technologies, Inc., a provider of electronic trading solutions to e-marketplaces and communities. Reiner also served in a variety of roles at the Swiss Bank Corp.

Adrian was most recently with Webmind, where he built a solid sales structure and initial sales model for the company's product-oriented sales strategy, according to the announcement. Previously, he was vice president of Optimark Technologies' Strategic Clients Group.

Source: Nstein Technologies, Inc., Montreal, 514/908-5406;

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts has announced the appointment of Diane J. Hoffman as director of business development in Europe. She will be responsible for supervising European sales efforts and forming strategic partnerships with other information industry organizations.

Most recently, Hoffman was the head of her own consulting firm, Hoffman Information Services. Prior to that, she was vice president of marketing and distribution at BIOSIS, where she managed marketing and sales, education, customer service, and new product development. Other experience includes positions at ISI, Bibliographic Retrieval Service, Disclosure, and Maxwell Online. She has also worked as a science librarian.

Hoffman holds an M.S.L.S. from Syracuse University.

Source: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Bethesda, MD, 301/961-6761; http://www

The Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) has announced that Martin Smith is the new publishing director of INSPEC. He will consolidate and develop the INSPEC Database product line and manage the specialist team of INSPEC information scientists.

Previously, Smith was publishing director of Thomson Legal and Regulatory Europe's GEE division. While there, he was responsible for developing companywide strategies for marketing and publishing as well as conference development. Prior to that, Smith held a number of positions within Thomson Corp.

Source: The Institution of Electrical Engineers, Edison, NJ, 732/321-5575; http://www

Dialog Corp. has named Cynthia Murphy senior vice president for strategic marketing. In this position, she will be responsible for all worldwide strategic marketing programs as well as for Dialog's efforts in strategic competitive intelligence and market research. She will also coordinate global sales initiatives, branding strategy, and brand advertising.

Most recently, Murphy was a member of Sweet & Maxwell, part of the Thomson Legal and Regulatory Europe organization. While there, she launched Westlaw UK. Previously, she served as a law librarian in Boston.

Murphy holds an advanced degree from Simmons College and an undergraduate degree from the University of Maine.

Dialog has also announced that Jim Colantino has been appointed senior vice president for U.S. sales and marketing. In this position, he will manage all sales activities nationwide, including account development, regional and federal government sales, and regional marketing.

Colantino was former director of sales for West Group. Previously, he held sales management positions at Clark Boardman Callaghan and Xerox Corp.

Colantino is a graduate of Youngstown State University in Ohio.

Source: Dialog Corp., Cary, NC, 919/461-7354;

1stBooks Library has announced the promotion of Patrick East to director of new product development. There he will continue to broaden the range of customer services that support the company's authors, including supervising the growth and implementation of its promotions package offerings and also expanding the authors' marketing options.

Previously, East was director of author promotions for lstBooks, where he oversaw the workings of the promotions department and managed its day-to-day operations.

Source: lstBooks Library, Bloomington, IN, 812/339-6000;

OCLC has announced the appointment of Catherine De Rosa to the newly created position of vice president of corporate marketing.

Currently, she is on the faculty of the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University, where she teaches c-business marketing. Previously, Dc Rosa was vice president and general manager for Symix Systems. Before that, she was project manager for the international pricing task force at National Semiconductor. She has also been a senior consultant with Price Waterhouse and has held management positions at Micro Card Technologies and Texas Instruments.

De Rosa holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Arizona and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.

Source: OCLC, Dublin, OH, 614/764-6000;

Endeavor Information Systems has announced that Gregor van Essen is the company's new director of international sales. In this position, he will manage Endeavor's European Regional Office and Australia Regional Office. He will also coordinate work with libraries in Europe, Australia/New Zealand, South America, Africa, and Asia for the Voyager and ENCompass products.

Previously, van Essen was the Asia Pacific Regional sales manager for Elsevier Science. According to the announcement, he played a key role in introducing its digital library solutions to the Asia Pacific region. He has also been involved in several other projects at Elsevier Science, including the introduction of ScienceDirect.

Source: Endeavor Information Systems, Des Plaines, IL, 847/296-2200; http://www
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