NEW YORK, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Education CEO Lloyd "Buzz" Waterhouse today announced a restructuring of the company's international business in order to create an integrated organization that leverages content, global distribution, and regional expertise to better capitalize on higher education, professional, and school publishing opportunities around the world. Philip Ruppel, president of McGraw-Hill Professional and a 30-year publishing industry veteran, has been appointed to the additional position of president for McGraw-Hill Education International.
"Adapting to the world's changing educational and content needs is critical to the success of our education and professional portfolio," said Waterhouse. "We must continually evaluate our structures and processes to ensure we are serving our customers most effectively. We will be enhancing collaboration between U.S. and international operations and identifying new ventures such as education services that can expand our education and professional footprint worldwide. This restructuring aligns with McGraw-Hill Education's overall digital transformation strategy and strengthens our core capabilities."
Ruppel has been president of McGraw-Hill Professional since 2007, responsible for leading the ongoing global and digital transformation of the business. Earlier, he was vice president and group publisher, responsible for all aspects of McGraw-Hill Professional's core and digital publishing. During his 20 years with McGraw-Hill, Ruppel has successfully accelerated business growth through global expansion, digital initiatives, as well as content and partnership development.
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