John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, today announced changes to the leadership of its Research segment. The changes are designed to simplify the organizational structure and increase the focus on activities that drive value for authors, customers and partners in each part of the Research business.
Philip Carpenter, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Research Communications will become a member of the Executive Leadership Team, leading the activities focused on research communication including journals, digital solutions, product innovation and marketing. Mr. Carpenter is a seasoned business leader with more than 25 years of experience in research publishing. He has led Wiley’s research journal publishing business since 2012. In his expanded role, he will report directly to Stephen Smith, President and CEO.
“The resulting strategic alignment of all journals related activity will enable a holistic approach to the prioritization of new business and technology investments, resulting in greater flexibility and faster decision making,” said Mr. Smith.
Mark Allin will assume responsibility for Research book programs in conjunction with his current responsibilities as Executive Vice President, Professional Development.
Mr. Smith continued: “Aligning the book programs from the Research and Professional Development segments will create the opportunity to explore further process and workflow harmonization while driving a consistent approach to portfolio management.”
As a result of these changes, Steven Miron will step down as Executive Vice President, Global Research and will retire from Wiley on November 30 following a 21 year career during which he made a significant contribution to the Company’s success, playing a valuable leading role in Wiley’s expansion in Asia since the mid-1990s and leading the Research segment from May 2010.