Baker & Taylor Publisher Services announces new
Vice President of Client Services
Industry Veteran Jeff Tegge Joins Team
Baker & Taylor Publisher Services, the premier provider of full-service sales and distribution for client publishers, has named Jeff Tegge its new vice president of client services.
Tegge will focus on leveraging the full spectrum of Baker & Taylor and Follett solutions to achieve greater sales for BTPS publisher clients. He will also represent BTPS titles to the public library, K-12, and higher education markets.
Tegge comes to BTPS with more than 25 years of industry experience, most recently as president of Legato Publishers Group and prior to that as vice president of sales at Independent Publishers Group.
He joins BTPS reporting to Mark Suchomel, senior vice president of sales and client services.
“It is an exciting time at Baker & Taylor and Follett and I am thrilled to join the BTPS team,” said Tegge. “The solutions we can provide client publishers are deep and the service is at a level unique to our industry.”
“Jeff will be a key asset to our BTPS team,” said Mark Suchomel. “His knowledge of client needs is unsurpassed and our partners will benefit from his energy and focus.”
Baker & Taylor announced the launch of BTPS earlier this month, the new business unit offering children’s, trade, K‐12, higher education and academic publishers, and Christian publishers economical solutions for warehousing and order fulfillment, sales and marketing support, inventory management and virtual inventory programs, book manufacturing including offset and digital short run, POD, and editorial services.
BTPS is using the existing distribution assets of Bookmasters and has retired that brand as it relates to distribution and client services. The Bookmasters name will continue to represent the printing and manufacturing business, under Ken Fultz’s leadership as the senior vice president of operations.
Publishers interested in Baker & Taylor Publisher Services should contact Mark at Mark.Suchomel@baker‐taylor.com
About Baker & Taylor
Baker & Taylor is the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products from approximately 25,000 suppliers to over 20,000 customers in 120 countries. The company offers cutting‐edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. Baker & Taylor also offers industry leading customized library services and retail merchandising solutions. For more information about Baker & Taylor visit www.baker‐taylor.com. Baker & Taylor is part of Follett Corporation, the world’s largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi‐media for libraries, schools and retailers. Follett is headquartered in Westchester, Illinois. For more information about Follett, visit www.follett.com.
About Follett Corporation
Follett is a $3.4 billion privately held company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois. As a leading provider of education technology, services and physical and digital content, Follett works with 70,000 schools and operates more than 1,250 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores. With the 2016 acquisition of Baker & Taylor, LLC, Follett’s reach also extends into the public library and global retail markets. For more information, visit www.follett.com. For more information on our OER partnership with Lumen Learning, visit www.follett.com/lumen.