SOURCE: Knovel


May 09, 2011 08:30 ET

Knovel Expands Staff to Support Global Demand

New EU-Based Team Aims to Grow and Support EMEA Customers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - Knovel, the leading provider of a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools, has expanded its sales and business development team to address global growth and product demand. The new EU-based team is led by IHS veteran Gary Kearns who joins as Knovel's Business Development Director EMEA. Earlier this year, Knovel announced that it doubled new business revenue in 2010. The Company expects to increase staff by more than 25 percent in 2011 as a result of its sustained year-over-year growth.

"We've historically had a strong customer base internationally, and demand has reached a point where it's fiscally and strategically sound to add feet on the street to support our growing roster of international partners and customers," said Chris Forbes, CEO, Knovel. "This team has exceptional market experience that will facilitate Knovel's business development goals in EMEA."

Gary Kearns brings more than 20 years of international experience in direct sales, marketing, new business development and channel management. Kearns is responsible for Knovel's customer expansion in the EMEA region. The new team includes Jenny Hemming, Corporate Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland and Andy Brown, Director of Academic Sales EMEA. Brown is a trained Aerospace Engineer who previously worked at ESDU. In addition to this team, Maro Iordanou joins Knovel as Director of UK and Channel Marketing, responsible for building Knovel's brand in the United Kingdom and for managing channel partners.

"Knovel is the go-to source of technical reference information specially curated for the engineering and research communities," said Gary Kearns, Business Development Director EMEA, Knovel. "Knovel has customers worldwide and faces a tremendous growth opportunity. It's an exciting time to join the company."

About Knovel
Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 600 customers worldwide including 73 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 300 leading universities. Founded in 2000, Knovel is a private company headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit or call (866) 240-8174.

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