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Atypon appoints Chris Beckett as Vice President of Sales & Marketing

The below news may be of interest to Liblicense-l readers:

SANTA CLARA, California.  January 29, 2007

Atypon Systems, Inc. today announced the appointment of Chris 
Beckett as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Chris will join 
Atypon on February 1, 2007, and will be responsible for 
overseeing sales, marketing, and customer development.

Martin Marlow, who has driven Atypon's sales & marketing growth 
over the last twelve months, will now be free to focus on other 
areas of corporate development. He will also continue to lead the 
Atypon international office in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.

Martin commented: "I am excited that Chris is coming on board to 
further strengthen Atypon's senior management team. When he 
became available it was a natural choice for me to talk with him 
about the opportunity to work at Atypon, and I am delighted that 
he accepted. I now have the time to work on developing other 
areas of Atypon knowing that, under Chris's leadership, sales and 
marketing will continue its impressive growth."

Chris has over 25 years of senior executive experience in product 
development and sales and marketing. He was a Co-Founder of 
Scholarly Information Strategies, a consultancy that specialized 
in assisting publishers, libraries and infomediaries to develop 
and deliver electronic products and services. He has also worked 
for Blackwell Information Services, CatchWord, and Ingenta; is a 
regular speaker at industry conferences; and a qualified 

Georgios Papadopolous, CEO of Atypon, said: "As our business 
continues to expand we look to develop the corporate 
infrastructure to support the growth. Chris is a hugely 
experienced and respected leader from within the publishing 
industry, he will offer great value to Atypon. Martin has done an 
excellent job getting the sales and marketing side of the 
organization to a position where he can comfortably and reliably 
hand over the baton. I now look forward to working closely with 
him on a number of strategic initiatives and growth plans we have 
been discussing for some time."

Chris Beckett added: "This is an exciting time to be joining 
Atypon. They have an exceptional team, and a reputation for 
building reliable, scalable, and innovative solutions, 
demonstrated by an impressive list of clients. I welcome the 
chance to work with Atypon's sales and marketing teams and the 
challenge of further developing the business."

About Atypon

Since 1996, Atypon Systems, Inc. has provided software, hosting, and systems
development to the information industry, allowing publishers to grow their
business by providing superior technology and service that supports the
electronic exchange of scholarly information. Atypon's solutions include
Atypon Premium, a complete e-publishing solution for publishers who wish to
manage the entire process of delivering and managing their content online,
and Atypon Link, a cost effective, aggregated hosting platform for
publishers who require a well managed, outsourced e-publishing service. For
further information please visit www.atypon.com

For further information, please contact:
Nash Pal
Strategic Marketing Manager
Atypon Systems, Inc.
Tel: +44 (0) 870 350 2032
Email: npal@atypon.com