January 18, 2010 10:00 ET

SPi Publishing Expands Sales Team With the Appointment of Jim Ferme as Director of Sales

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - January 18, 2010) - SPi Publishing, a leading provider of editorial, content production, and business process outsourcing solutions (BPO) for publishers and information providers, today announced the appointment of Jim Ferme as Director of Sales.

In his new role, Jim will be responsible for expanding SPi's market presence in the Scientific, Technical and Medical (STM) publishing market by developing broader and deeper relationships with societies, associations, university presses and commercial publishers.

Jim brings with him over 20 years of professional sales and business development experience in the publishing and information services industry. Prior to his appointment at SPi, Jim was the Director of Business Development at Cadmus Communications.

Welcoming Jim to the SPi team, Rob O'Dell, President, SPi Publishing, said, "We are excited to have Jim on board and look forward to leveraging his experience and domain expertise. We are confident that Jim will be able to contribute to SPi's growth by significantly expanding our footprint in the STM publishing market."

On his new appointment, Jim said, "I am delighted to be a part of this dynamic organization. SPi enjoys a solid reputation in the STM publishing market and I look forward to bringing SPi's high-quality, innovative solutions to the STM market."

Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Printing Management and Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is also a member of several professional groups like the New York Bookbinders Guild, Society of Scholarly Publishing, American Business Associates and Partnership in Print Production.

About SPi

SPi's Publishing Unit is a global provider of editorial, content production, and business process outsourcing solutions (BPO) for publishers and information providers. SPi Publishing has been named the leader in 'Print and Publishing Outsourcing' for 2009 by the Black Book of Outsourcing.

SPi is a leading full-service BPO provider with offices and facilities across North America, Europe, and Asia. SPi has over 14,000 employees delivering a wide range of Knowledge Process and Customer Interaction solutions to diversified markets, including financial services, healthcare, legal, and publishing. SPi consistently improves operating efficiency, lowers costs, and helps to strengthen the competitive position of more than 500 clients.

SPi is 100% owned by ePLDT, Inc. ePLDT, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), the leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines. PLDT is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange, and its American Depository Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Sameer Raina
    Director, Sales & Global Marketing
    (201) 793 0974
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