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August, 16, 2017
Kuennen named Vice President of Professional Learning at VitalSource
August 15, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. – August 15, 2017 – VitalSource Technologies LLC, the leading global platform for creation, enhancement and secure delivery of high-value learning content, is pleased to announce the hire of Eric Kuennen as its new Vice President of Professional Learning. In his role, Kuennen will lead VitalSource’s efforts to enable customers’ and partner companies’ professional learning.
“Expanding our reach in the professional learning space is one of VitalSource’s key strategic goals,” said VitalSource® COO Pep Carrera, “and Eric’s experience makes him the ideal person to lead these efforts. He inherits a great team and we are poised to ramp up the solutions we offer to the professional learning industry.”
Kuennen joins VitalSource from Pearson, where he most recently led the team that provided educational benefits to corporations’ employees. He held numerous roles during his time at Pearson, including oversight for corporate, association, government, EQUELLA, for-profit schools and third-party partnerships like VitalSource. Additionally, Eric has worked for industry-leading companies Cengage Learning, Course Technology and Follett in the K-12, higher education, library and continuing education sectors.
In 2014, after nearly 20 years of experience in higher education, VitalSource began providing content creation, enhancement and delivery services for professional learning associations, certifying bodies, content developers and corporate partners. Offerings in the professional learning segment include print-to-digital conversion and VitalSource Content Studio, an authoring platform to create natively responsive and WCAG 2.0 Level AA accessible content, paired with secure global distribution and content management through the industry-leading Bookshelf® learning platform.
“Throughout my career, I have made it my mission to seek out growth-minded organizations looking for ways to make an innovative, positive impact on learning,” said Kuennen. “I look forward to bringing VitalSource’s proven authoring and delivery technology to content providers, associations, and other organizations that want a better, more accessible digital experience with their learning content.”
About VitalSource | VitalSource.com VitalSource Technologies LLC, part of Ingram Content Group, is improving the learning experience by making it easier to create and deliver effective and affordable content. The preferred choice among educational institutions and companies for digital learning materials, VitalSource® helps over 1,000 educational content providers create and deliver seamless interactive learning experiences through its exclusive Bookshelf® platform to millions of learners at 7,000 institutions. Bookshelf users opened more than 18 million digital textbooks last year and read more than 2 billion pages.