Jack B. Blount, an executive with experience leading several technology organizations in a career spanning 35 years, has been named OCLC President and CEO. He will officially become the fifth President and CEO of OCLC on July 1.
He was most recently at Alpha Bay Corporation, a global technologies and services provider based in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was Founder, Chairman, President and CEO from 2005 through last month.
Prior to that he was President and CEO of Dynix Corporation, a technology-based library services organization that was acquired by Sirsi in 2005 to form SirsiDynix. While he led the organization between 2002 and 2005, Dynix grew from serving 18,000 libraries to 26,000 libraries.
Mr. Blount will succeed Jay Jordan, who presided over a 14-year period of strong grow at OCLC.
More details are in the OCLC press release. The Library Journal article is here: OCLC Picks Jack Blount, former Dynix Executive, as New CEO.