Follett Corp., an online retailer of textbooks and a wholesaler to college bookstores, has promoted Thomas Schenck, currently president of Follett Software Co., to group president of Follett Technology Solutions and International Group.
The new appointment at Follett, No. 64 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide, takes effect April 1.
Schenck, who joined Follett in 1989 as director of software engineering, will be a member of Follett’s executive committee and will report directly to president and CEO Christopher Traut. As a group president, Schenck will have management accountability for group operations and businesses, including Follett Software, a software applications provider to K-12 schools and school districts in North America, as well as Follett International, the company says.
After serving as director of software engineering, Schenck was later promoted to executive director of development. Before he was appointed president of Follett Software Co. in 1998, Schenck oversaw development, data services, and information services for Follett’s technology business.
Prior to joining Follett, Schenck held a series of development and leadership roles at several technology firms, including the Library Corp. He also co-founded Library Systems and Services, a Maryland-based library automation software and service company.