Paul R. Cope, President
Mr. Cope is responsible for leading the strategic development and vision in his role as President. During his more than four decade tenure with the company, he has played an integral role in developing viable software solutions across a range of markets including library, publishing, aerospace and manufacturing. Previous to his current responsibilities as President he successfully directed the development effort of the Auto-Graphics Library Services Platform as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Prior to acting as CTO, he was involved in a variety of different capacities throughout the organization including development, project management, marketing and operations. Mr. Cope holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Production/Operations Systems with a minor in Computer Science, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from California Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Albert Flores, Vice President of Sales
Mr. Flores has a track record of more than 25 years in successful software sales, project management and administration focused on providing library automation solutions for a variety of market verticals. Prior to acting as Vice President of Sales, he was involved in a variety of different roles throughout the organization including project management, system administration and marketing. His team's sales efforts have resulted in Auto-Graphics' products being implemented in more than 10,000 libraries throughout North America throughout his tenure with the company. Additionally, Mr. Flores has been involved in some of the company's largest resource sharing system sales, including implementations in Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas, Mississippi, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Oklahoma. Mr. Flores holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Azusa Pacific University and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Organizational Management from Azusa Pacific.
Eric Jung, Vice President of Customer Service
Mr. Jung has over 30 years of library automation experience. Mr. Jung originally joined A-G in 1980 as a product manager. In 1984 he was promoted to Vice President of Library Services and was responsible for all operational aspects of the company's library services including legacy system migration, authority control, computer operations, online services and catalog production which covered COM and CD-ROM products. He left A-G in 1991 to join SIRSI Corporation as Director of Customer Service. At SIRSI, he established the company's customer training programs, system implementation and support organizations. Mr. Jung rejoined A-G in 1997 as Vice President of Operations. His responsibilities cover all library project implementation, project management, software quality assurance, customer training, and customer service.
Santosh Sabnis, Director of Engineering
Mr. Sabnis has a proven track record of technology execution and delivery with over 14 years of experience across the banking and payment technology services and solutions, technology consulting, technology solutions and IT strategic consulting industries. He has an Executive MBA from Chapman University, Masters in Computer Science from University of Memphis and graduated with Honors in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai. As the Director of Engineering, Mr. Sabnis provides the company's technical vision and leads all aspects of technology development, with the goal of achieving the company's strategic advancement and growth objectives. He manages Software Engineering, Content Development, and the IT/Web Operation teams, and work closely with the Product Management and Sales and Marketing teams to develop Auto-Graphics' products and services. Additionally, he manages the internal development talent as well as the external technology resources and contractors.
Oliver Weiler, Manager of Computer Operations
Mr. Weiler has more than 19 years of system and network administration experience. He has a degree in computer science from the University of California, Riverside, graduating with honors. Mr. Weiler joined A-G in 1997 and has rebuilt the networking infrastructure and currently maintains the servers and networking equipment that keeps customer services functioning reliably. He is now responsible for database administration of all databases housed within A-G's servers and at the SuperNap. As the Manager of Computer Operations, he guides his group of system administrators to maintain uninterrupted "24/7" operation.
Mike Walters, Director of Marketing & Product
Mike is a relative newcomer to the Auto-Graphics team. With over 20 years of marketing and management experience in a number of industries, Mike was brought on board to bring an outside the industry perspective to Auto-Graphics. He finished his Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Park University while on active duty as a photographer for the U.S. Air Force. After 4 years of military service Mike spent the next 23 years in the photographic and fitness industries where he was involved in management, business development, and marketing. After 23 years with the same company, and looking for new challenges, Mike took an industry turn late in 2013 when he joined Auto-Graphics. Mike has two primary focuses at A-G, Director of Marketing and Product. Mike is proud to be a member of ALA and CLA and is very excited about A-G's future knowing that at the end of each day the Auto-Graphics' products help libraries contribute to the betterment of society.
Mary Clark, Product Manager, SHAREit™
Ms. Clark began her successful career in library technology more than 30 years ago. Prior to joining Auto-Graphics in 2007, Ms. Clark served as the Head of Resource Sharing Technology at the Wisconsin State Reference and Loan Library for 25 years where she developed and managed WISCAT, Wisconsin's state-wide union catalogue and resource sharing program, and oversaw Wisconsin's state document depository and digital archive program. In 2009, Ms. Clark was instrumental to the introduction of the new user interface to the AGent product platform. Ms. Clark holds both her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Master of Arts in Library Science (MLS) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Ted Koppel, Product Manager, VERSO® ILS
Mr. Koppel has served in the technology and technical services industry for over 31 years. Prior to joining A-G, Mr. Koppel served as the chief product developer for the UnCover online index and delivery system for CARL Corporation. He has also served on and co-chaired numerous committees for the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) where he is currently the Leader of the Content and Collection management Topic Committee. Mr. Koppel holds a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University and a Master of Science (MS) in Library and Information Science from Case Western Reserve University.