February 25, 2018

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David Cully Named President of Baker & Taylor

DavidCullyDavid Cully, previously executive vice president of merchandising/digital media services for Baker & Taylor, has been promoted to president.

See the complete press release below.


Follett Corporation Names David Cully as President of Baker & Taylor

WESTCHESTER, Ill., Mar. 9, 2017 – Follett Corporation, the world’s largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers, today announced the appointment of David Cully to President for Baker & Taylor, effective April 1, 2017. Cully joined Baker & Taylor in 2008, most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Merchandising/Digital Media Services.

In his new role, Cully will be responsible for leading and managing the operations of the Baker & Taylor retail and public library businesses. He will play a key role in expanding Baker & Taylor’s market presence and position as part of Follett’s overall growth plan. He will work closely with Follett leadership to explore new opportunities in expanding the capabilities of combined teams to best serve the markets and customers. Cully will report to George Coe who was recently appointed to Chief Operating Officer for Follett Corporation and Baker & Taylor. “David has a strong background and extensive experience in retail sales, merchandising, marketing and supply chain with in-depth knowledge of the business,” said Coe. “His unique qualifications make him the ideal candidate to lead and grow the Baker & Taylor business for long-term success.”

Prior to Baker & Taylor, Cully held a variety of executive and leadership positions at leading companies in the retail and publishing industries, including Barnes & Noble, Simon & Schuster, Putnam Berkley Publishing Group and Waldenbooks. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Upsala College in New Jersey. For more information about Follett, visit www.follett.com. To learn more about Baker & Taylor, visit www.btol.com.

About Follett Corporation | follett.com For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to preK-12 schools, colleges and campus stores, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach, students to learn and fans to celebrate. A leading provider of education technology, services and physical and digital content, Follett currently works with 70,000 schools and operates more than 1,250 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores. With the 2016 acquisition of Baker & Taylor, LLC, Follett’s reach also extends into the public library and global retail markets. Today Follett Corporation is the world’s largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Follett is a $3.6 billion privately held company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois.

About Baker & Taylor | www.btol.com Baker & Taylor is the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products from approximately 25,000 suppliers to over 20,000 customers in 120 countries. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. Baker & Taylor also offers industry leading customized library services and retail merchandising solutions. Baker & Taylor, Axis 360, and all related logos are trademarks of Baker & Taylor, LLC.

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  1. Mal Westerly says:

    too bad in the process, Livia Bitner, VP IT Products, and the B&T AV Director have been forced out

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