EBSCO Industries promotes David Walker as new CEO


EBSCO Information Services, September 6, 2017— EBSCO Industries, headquartered atop Oak Mountain off Highway 280, announced Wednesday that Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer David Walker has been promoted to to Chief Executive Officer effect Sept. 1.

Walker succeeded Tim Collins, who will remain with the company as President of EBSCO Information Services, the largest of EBCSO's businesses and a provider of information resources to libraries worldwide. Collins assumed the role in July 2014.  Walker is a graduate of Auburn University who first joined EBSCO in 2000 as the General Manager of Military Service Company, EBSCO's original business. In 2001, Walker became EBSCO's first Mergers and Acquisitions Manager. In 2010, he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer, and four years later became Chief Operating Officer.

"We are fortunate to have someone as capable as David to step into the role of CEO for EBSCO," EBSCO Chairman Bryson Stephens said in a press release. "Over the years, David's role has continued to expand and his leadership across our company has grown significantly. He has a strong understanding of our businesses and our vision for the future."

Elton B. Stephens founded EBSCO Industries in 1944. EBSCO has divisions and subsidiaries in 23 countries employing almost 6,000 people.

About EBSCO  (www.ebsco.com)

EBSCO has partnered with libraries for more than 70 years by providing quality research content, powerful search technologies and intuitive delivery platforms. We innovate through research and relationships, and we learn from customers and their users. Because our goals are those of our customers, we enable the greatest value in our services. We offer technologies that make workflows easier for all. We offer premium content through databases, e-books, journals and magazines, as well as a versatile discovery tool for searching across all library resources. Our content and feature-rich technology platforms serve the needs of researchers at all levels, whether they access EBSCO products at academic institutions, schools, public libraries, hospitals, medical institutions, corporations or government institutions. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., one of the largest privately held and family-owned companies in the United States. EBSCO Industries, Inc. has been in business since 1944. Starting out as a small subscription agency, EBSCO quickly became a pioneer in the library services industry. Through vision, action, innovation and a commitment to continuous improvement, EBSCO invests in the library business to ensure the long-term growth of products, services and technologies for our customers.