Follett Names New Senior VP of Sales and Customer Service

David Schroeter joins company from Gale Cengage Learning

January 19, 2016 - McHenry, IL — 

Follett has announced the hiring of David Schroeter as its new Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Service. Schroeter joins Follett after spending the past 12 years with Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. He most recently served Gale as Senior Vice President of Sales.

Schroeter originally joined Cengage (then Thomson Learning) in 2003 as Regional Sales Director for Gale’s School Division. He was promoted to his most recent position one year ago. Throughout his tenure with the company, he was promoted to other sales and management positions within Cengage. Schroeter also has held sales positions with Siebel Systems,, and ProQuest Information and Learning.

“I’ve worked with and known Dave for many years, and he will be a perfect addition to our team at the right time,” said Nader Qaimari, Executive Vice President for Follett Corporation and General Manager for Follett School Solutions. “He brings the energy and expertise we're looking for as we forge ahead with exciting new customer service goals.” Qaimari joined Follett in 2014, also from Cengage Learning, where he was Gale’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

A native of Fostoria, Ohio, Schroeter graduated with a master’s degree in student personnel from Eastern Michigan University. He earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Toledo. Schroeter and his wife, Melissa, have three sons, Sam (17), Joey (15), and Charlie (12).

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About Follett's PreK-12 Business |

Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.

About Follett Corporation |

For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to preK-12 schools, colleges and campus bookstores, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach, students to learn and fans to celebrate. A leading provider of education technology, services and physical and digital content, Follett currently 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. Today Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Follett is a $3.6 billion privately held company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois.