Steve Miron to Lead Wiley’s Global STMS Business
William J. Pesce, President & CEO, and Stephen M. Smith, EVP & Chief Operating Officer, of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb) announced today that Steve Miron will be promoted to the position of Senior Vice President, Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly, effective May 1, 2010.
As reported in October 2009, Eric Swanson will retire at the end of October 2010. During his remaining time at Wiley, Mr. Swanson will serve as Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Policy. In this capacity, he will provide advice and counsel to the Leadership Team and develop relationships with industry bodies and other stakeholders to promote Wiley’s interests and widen the Company’s influence on key policy issues affecting our markets and business globally.
Since Mr. Miron assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer of STMS on November 1, 2009, he has worked closely on the transition with Mr. Swanson and other members of the STMS leadership team.
“Steve has a distinguished track record as a performance-driven leader,” said Mr. Smith. “He has demonstrated the ability to collaborate effectively across our three businesses and generate impressive organic growth and is a respected and influential member of the global STMS leadership team.”
Mr. Miron joined Wiley in 1993 as Regional Manager for Taiwan and Korea. After serving for eight years as VP & Managing Director of Wiley Asia, he was appointed as leader of global STM book publishing. Following the acquisition of Blackwell in 2007, Mr. Miron assumed the role of VP & Managing Director of the global STMS Physical Sciences business.
Mr. Swanson joined Wiley in 1989 with the acquisition of Alan R Liss. He has 36 years of continuous service between Liss and Wiley. “For more than two decades, Eric has successfully led Wiley’s STMS business and has helped to establish Wiley as one of the most respected companies in the industry. His ability to think through complex market challenges strategically, allied with his strong communication skills, has earned the respect of colleagues and peers inside and outside the Company,” said Mr. Pesce.
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