Gordon Macomber has been appointed to the role of managing director of the Scientific and Scholarly Research (SSR) unit of the Intellectual Property & Science business at Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Keith MacGregor, who formerly led the unit, has moved into the role of strategic advisor to the business, working closely with global customer groups including government agencies, funding bodies, publishers and research institutions.
Mr. Macomber has a successful history in leading Thomson Reuters businesses and has been recognized for the delivery of innovative products, platforms and solutions in the academic, professional and legal markets. Mr. MacGregor has nearly a decade of experience with SSR in establishing meaningful relationships and partnerships with customers in the scientific research community. He will continue to provide his strategic insight to the business in the future.
These changes are part of the business’ strategic plan for 2013, which includes a commitment to deliver even-more innovative, intuitive solutions and more robust content. Additionally, a customer advisory board will be launched. These plans were influenced by feedback from more than 800 customer interviews.
“Whether you are a funder, institution administrator, policy maker, publisher, researcher, librarian or one of our other business partners, Thomson Reuters is committed to providing you with enhanced products and services to ensure you meet your research needs,” said Mr. Macomber. “Iterative co-creation of our scientific platforms and solutions with customers is an excellent way to fully meet client expectations and allow us to rapidly test innovative ideas. Our products are deeply embedded in our customers’ workflow and decision making processes across the global scientific research ecosystem. Exceeding client needs is our primary goal.”