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Company acquires top local talent to lead technology business

SEATTLE, WA, June 26, 2015 – ProQuest has named John “JG” Chirapurath as its new Senior Vice President and General Manager of ProQuest Workflow Solutions. In this role, Mr. Chirapurath will lead strategic development of the company’s technology business that focuses on empowering academic researchers with solutions that improve research outcomes, and providing librarians with transformative cloud-based workflow solutions that enable the library to deliver greater value to their institutions.

“JG has an exceptional track record in scaling and advancing technology businesses,” said Kurt Sanford, CEO, ProQuest. “We are delighted to have such a capable, product leader with great customer empathy join our senior leadership team.”

Mr. Chirapurath comes to ProQuest with more than 15 years of progressive experience in technology companies—from start-ups to Fortune 50 organizations. Most recently he was Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett Packard’s Application Lifecycle Management business. Other cross-functional leadership positions include Senior Director at two different business units at Microsoft. He also co-founded Sarvega, a pioneer of intelligent data center switches. As Vice President, Co-Founder and Board Member, he was instrumental in scaling the business and helping lead the acquisition of Sarvega by Intel Corporation.

To learn more about what JG will bring to ProQuest, read this blog.

Mr. Chirapurath holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. He is based in ProQuest’s Seattle office.

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ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Coutts® information services, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL™, and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the Flow® collaboration platform, MyiLibrary® ebook platform, the Pivot® research development tool and the Intota™ library services platform. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

26 June 2015

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