President of Brazil’s Grupo Editorial Record Sérgio Machado, 68, died on Wednesday of complications from surgery last November, Publish news reports. He ran the publisher since 1991, following the death of his father, Alfredo Machado. His sister and partner Sonia Machado Jardim takes over as president of the company. Two of his daughters work at the publisher: Roberta Machado and Rafaella Machado.
Quarto announced recent leadership changes: Ken Fund has been promoted to chief operating officer of the Quarto Group, moving up from president and ceo of Quarto USA. David Breuer moves up to chief creative officer; and David Inman, currently managing director of the UK side, will move up to managing director, Quarto Partners, responsible for the company’s new entrepreneurial business, and overseeing US and UK distribution services. Quarto Group ceo Marcus Leaver said in the announcement: “Ken, David and David have been trusted senior leaders of Quarto for many years and I have every faith in them to make these new roles a success. These changes all support the next chapter of Quarto’s story, which we will fully unveil later this year.”
Scholastic announced a number of recent promotions and new hires. Jennifer Powell has joined as director of rights and co-editions. She was most recently vp, North American sales at Igloo Books, part of the Bonnier Corporation. Stephen Mei has been named associate project manager, multiplatform publishing. He was most recently associate producer at game development studio THIS IS POP.
In marketing and publicity, Rachel Feld has joined as marketing director. She was previously director, retail and consumer marketing at Random House Children’s Books. Beth Noble has been promoted to senior marketing manager, Teen, while Lauren Festa moves up to marketing manager. In addition, Brooke Shearouse moves up to associate publicist. Finally, in the art and design departments, Phil Falco has been promoted to executive art director, while Maeve Norton has been named designer, after working freelance.
In Crown’s community development team, Alexandra (Alex) Morrison joined the unit last month as email marketing manager. She was audience/email manager for Library Journal. In promotions, Alana Buckbee moves up to assistant director, community development; Emily Panchame is now manager, community development; and Henri (Court) Clinch takes the newly created role of senior manager, audience development.
At Chronicle Books, Casie Kolbeck has been appointed events coordinator.
Courtney Andree has joined Yale University Press as publicist, focusing on art and architecture. Previously she was a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis.