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5 January 2012 / Corporate
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Cambridge University Press announces appointment of Michael Peluse as Managing Director, Americas

Cambridge University Press announces that Michael Peluse will join the New York office as Managing Director, Americas effective January 2012. He will also serve as global Managing Director for English Language Teaching, a division which accounts for over a third of Cambridge's publishing sales revenue.

Peluse comes to New York from Spain where, as Director of the Cambridge's Iberia office, he led an unprecedented period of growth. During his tenure, the branch opened two new offices in Madrid and Barcelona, underwent a restructuring to more closely integrate editorial and marketing departments, and developed several key new products including the Discovery publishing program, which provides innovative solutions to educational needs in a digital age. Prior to his tenure at Cambridge, Peluse held key positions at McGraw-Hill and Santillana

Peluse fills the position upon the departure of President of Cambridge University Press, Americas Dr. Richard Ziemacki.

After a remarkable career of 37 years at the Press, including 6 years in his current role, Dr. Ziemacki leaves at the end of 2011 to enjoy his retirement. He has overseen Cambridge's operations in the Americas since 1998, when he became Director of Cambridge's operations in the Americas.

Dr. Andrew Brown, Managing Director of Academic and Professional Publishing, commented: "No one has contributed more to Cambridge's reputation and success in the Americas than Richard Ziemacki. He has consistently set the highest standards of publishing excellence and business acumen in the university press sector. His colleagues in New York and around the world will miss him mightily."

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Cambridge University Press was founded in 1534 and is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge. Dedicated to excellence, its purpose is to further the University's objective of advancing learning, knowledge and research worldwide.

Its extensive peer-reviewed publishing lists comprise 36,000 titles covering school-level education, English language teaching, academic research, professional development, almost 300 research journals and bible publishing.

Playing a leading role in today's international market place, Cambridge University Press has over 50 offices around the globe and distributes its products to nearly every country in the world. It publishes titles in 70 different languages drawn from authors in 120 different countries.

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