On Monday, Pearson and Bertelsmann finalized the merger of their respective trade publishing divisions, Penguin and Random House. According to a press release, the new company, known as Penguin Random House, will employ more than 10,000 people in five continents and publish upward of 15,000 new titles annually.
The announcement included details on Penguin Random House’s executive team, as well as an interim logo (pictured above). As previously reported, John Makinson (formerly of Penguin) is chairman of the board and Markus Dohle (formerly of Random House) is CEO.
The merger was approved without condition in Canada in April. The Canadian executive team includes the following:
- Brad Martin, formerly president and CEO of Random House of Canada, has been appointed CEO of Penguin Random House in Canada
- Nicole Winstanley continues in her role as president and publisher of Penguin Canada; she will now report to Martin
- Kristin Cochrane, executive vice-president and executive publisher of the McClelland & Stewart Doubleday Canada Publishing Group, continues in her current role
- Louise Dennys, executive vice-president and executive publisher of the Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group, likewise continues in her current role
- Barry Gallant is chief operating officer for Penguin Canada, reporting to Winstanley
- Doug Foot is executive vice-president and chief financial officer for Random House of Canada, reporting to Martin
- Don Robinson continues as vice-president of sales for Penguin Canada; he will now report to Martin
- Duncan Shields continues as executive vice-president and director of sales for Random House of Canada, reporting to Martin
- Trish Moore has been appointed senior vice-president and director of human resources for Penguin Random House in Canada; according to a press release, Moore “will be working closely with the Pearson Canada Human Resources team, who will continue to be involved with Human Resources for Penguin Canada employees through the end of the year”
- Tracey Turriff has been appointed senior vice-president and director of corporate communications for Penguin Random House in Canada; she will also continue in her role as director of marketing for Random House of Canada.